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Line breaks: vi¦de|licet
Pronunciation: /vɪˈdɛlɪsɛt
, vʌɪ-, -kɛt/

Definition of videlicet in English:


More formal term for viz.
Example sentences
  • Short for videlicet ‘it is permitted to see’ (understood as ‘namely’, ‘to wit’): a reference in apposition that specifies examples or identifies a person or thing, as in ‘The Magi, viz’.


Latin, from videre 'to see' + licet 'it is permissible'.

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