A term sometimes used to mean any of the following: "namely," "that is to say," "as follows," or "to wit." After making a statement, a comma may be added, followed by viz., followed by more specific statements to illustrate the original point. A colon or comma usually separates viz. from the more specific statements.
Origin: Latin, abbreviation of videlicet, itself a contraction of videre licet ("it is permitted to see.")