Namely
Namely Name"ly, adv. 1. By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The solitariness of man . . . God hath namely and principally ordered to prevent by marriage. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. That is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation. [1913 Webster]

For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of divining dreams; that several such divinations have been made, none can question. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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