from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of sh.
  • n. A Middle English fashion of writing initial s-.
  • n. An abbreviation:
  • n. of saints;
  • n. of scilicet (common in legal documents).
  • n. See Collar of SS., under collar.

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  • n. special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
  • n. the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents


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  • Plural of the letter s.

    December 8, 2007