Synonyms for scilicet
- by way of explanation
- id est
- in other words
- in plain English
- strictly speaking
- that is
- to wit
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCILICET
Quaere Mr. Partridge of his Directio mortis, scilicet about 35 aetatis.
So then he percieved he was attacqued by death, scilicet, the dead palsey.
Videbam coram me vitem & in ea tres fundos oculos (principal buds) scilicet unde funduntur palmites.
Nimo scilicet eiusdem rithimi repercussio, nisi forte novum aliquid atque intentatum artis hoc sibi praeroget.
July 31, 1677, I sold my bokes to Mr. Littlebury, scilicet when my impostume in my heade did breake.
This yeare, and the last, was a strange year to me, and of contradictions;—scilicet love M. W. and lawe-suites.
Scilicet quem res tanta et tam, atrox non permovit, eum oratio accendet.
Sed ubi illa formido mentibus decessit, scilicet ea, quae res secundae amant, lascivia atque superbia incessere.
Vide Mr. Hobbes considered, if more may not be inserted, scilicet as to the politiques.
Item prefati sokemanni in obitibus suis dabunt herietum integrum, scilicet unum equum et hernesium et arma si habuerint.
late 14c., Latin, "you may know, you may be sure, it is certain," used in sense "that is to say, namely," contraction of scire licit "it is permitted to know," from scire "to know" (see science); for second element see licit. Used as was Old English hit is to witanne, literally "it is to wit" (see wit (v.)). Often abbreviated sc. or scil.