scil·i·cet (sĭlĭ-sĕt′, skēlĭ-kĕt′)
adv. Abbr. sc. or ss.
That is to say; namely.
[Middle English, from Latin scīlicet, contraction of scīre licet, it is permitted to know : scīre, to know; see skei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + licet, third person sing. of licēre, to be permitted.]
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