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witting

noun wit·ting \ ˈwi-tᵊn , -tiŋ \

Definition of witting

1 chiefly dialectal :knowledge or awareness of something :cognizance
2 chiefly dialectal :information obtained or communicated :news

First Known Use of witting

14th century


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witting

adjective wit·ting \ ˈwi-tiŋ \

Definition of witting

1 :cognizant or aware of something :conscious
  • a witting participant
2 :done deliberately :intentional
  • a witting violation

wittingly

play \ˈwi-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of witting in a Sentence

  1. she was a witting partner; he had told her about the risk involved

  2. your witting assistance in helping the robber escape makes you an accessory after the fact

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First Known Use of witting

circa 1520




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