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Definition of "namely" []

  • That is to say; specifically. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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