Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb That is to say; specifically.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Notable.
  • Expressly; especially; in particular.
  • To wit; that is to say; videlicet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly.
  • adverb That is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Especially, above all.
  • adverb Specifically; that is to say

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb as follows

Etymologies

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From name +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • The most absurd cases I have heard of here are those where a lawyer has a personal interest in the outcome (namely is a parent to thechild).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen

  • It should be noted, first off, that my consideration here is presently in view of the Mozarabic liturgy of recent centuries; namely from the 16th until the 20th century, and not, per se, the earlier historical forms of the Mozarabic liturgy in the middle ages and before.

    The Mozarabic Rite: The Two Missals

  • Mike Ion asks an interesting question, namely is the time right for the UK to join the Euro?

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • In this way "he certainly is relatively free, namely from the immediate compulsion of objects that are present through intuition" (31).

    The Melancholic Gift: Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Fiction

  • I appreciate all the people who want a "quicker answer" but I guess I want to write the kind of wine reviews that would help me in a store, namely is this wine worth what it costs, and is it a good example of its type.

    What Wine Rating System Do You Want Me to Use?

  • In a nutshell, she looks at the guts of the article, whether it was fair, whether it was accurate, and doesn't really consider the larger question, namely, is it appropriate to run this kind of article on the front page of the paper on Easter Sunday?

    04/04/2005

  • The reasoning here is the same as in Greek, and, derivatively, in English, namely the resemblance of a delta region to a cartographical triangle.

    Magicians of Gor

  • In Gorean, the delta of a river is referred to as its, “delka. ” The reasoning here is the same as in Greek, and, derivatively, in English, namely the resemblance of a delta region to a cartographical triangle.

    Magicians of Gor

  • The damage which the disease-producing microorganisms cause, namely, is conditioned by the poisons which these organisms produce and which are distributed by the body fluids.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908 - Presentation Speech

  • It carried with it another innovation of Canadian origin – namely, a mobile acetylene gas plant.

    War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

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