from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
  • noun 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