from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. That is to say; namely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. namely, to wit, as follows
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. To wit; namely; videlicet; -- often abbreviated to sc., or ss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wit; videlicet; namely. Abbreviated scil. or sc.
Middle English, from Latin scīlicet, contraction of scīre licet, it is permitted to know : scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots + licet, third person sing. of licēre, to be permitted.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin scīlicet. (Wiktionary)