Definition of

Viz.

  1. (adv, all) as follows

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Origin of the word Viz.

  1. 1540, abbreviation of videlicet "that is to say, to wit, namely" (1464), from L. videlicet, contraction of videre licet "it is permissible to see," from videre "to see" (see vision) + licet "it is allowed," third person singular present indicative of licere "be allowed." The -z- is not a letter, but originally a twirl, representi… more

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