Definition of scilicet in US English:



  • That is to say; namely (introducing a word to be supplied or an explanation of an ambiguity).

    • ‘What persuades me that an independent obligation was intended here is the reference in the sale contract, scilicet in its printed form.’
    • ‘He said ‘The first thing which struck me when I was going home [scilicet on the evening of Day 18] was why would I be sending a coded letter to Mr Curry?’’
    namely, that is to say, that is, to wit, to be specific, specifically, in other words, to put it another way
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Latin, from scire licet ‘one is permitted to know’.