to wit
adverb Etymology: Middle English to witen, literally, to know — more at wit Date: 14th century that is to say ; namely

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  • To wit — To To (?, emphatic or alone, ?, obscure or unemphatic), prep. [AS. t[=o]; akin to OS. & OFries. t[=o], D. toe, G. zu, OHG. zuo, zua, z[=o], Russ. do, Ir. & Gael. do, OL. do, du, as in endo, indu, in, Gr. ?, as in ? homeward. [root]200. Cf. {Too} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • to wit — adverb as follows • Syn: ↑namely, ↑viz., ↑that is to say, ↑videlicet * * * adverb Etymology: Middle English to witen, literally, to know more at wit …   Useful english dictionary

  • to wit — adverb That is to say; namely; specifically. The directors of the company, to wit, Fred Smith and Albert Jones, inform us that… Syn: namely, that is to say, viz …   Wiktionary

  • to wit — idi that is to say; namely: an overwhelming victory, to wit, a landslide[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • to wit — literary used before giving details about something that you have already mentioned They travelled the world collecting animals, to wit: big cats, monkeys, and even elephants …   English dictionary

  • to wit — To know, namely, videlicet …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • to wit — that is to say. → wit …   English new terms dictionary

  • to wit — that s to say, namely, meaning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to wit — namely, Latin, videlicit. viz.; that is to say, that is, Latin, id est. i.e.; specifically, explicitly, scilicet; for example, for instance, as a case in point, as an illustration …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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