To Wit

Definition - What does To Wit mean?

To wit means "that is to say."

In the context of the law, the term to wit is commonly used when a point is being expanded on. It can be used to introduce examples that are about to be given, or to introduce a point that is going to provide further clarification for something that is being said.

Justipedia explains To Wit

It is not necessary for lawyers, judges or other legal professionals to use the term "to wit"; however, it is legal terminology that is sometimes used instead of its alternatives.

An example of a situation where to wit may be used in a sentence would be if lawyer said in a court case, "The suspect was with his partners in crime, to wit: he was with John, Jacob and Mark."

"Namely" is an alternative to "to wit."

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