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SS1 • abbr. ∎  Saints: the Church of SS Peter and Paul. ∎  Baseball shortstop. ∎  social security. ∎  (in prescriptions) in the strict sense. ∎  steamship: the SS Canberra. ∎  Sunday School. SS 2 the Nazi special police force. Founded in 1925 by Hitler as a personal bodyguard, the SS provided security forces (including the Gestapo) and administered the concentration camps.

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SS (Schutzstaffeln, guards unit) Chief paramilitary force of Nazi Germany. It was originally Adolf Hitler's bodyguard but expanded after 1928, under Heinrich Himmler, to become the Nazi Party militia and internal police force. With its distinctive black uniform, the SS controlled the Gestapo and the SD (security organization). It ran the concentration camps and, from 1936, controlled the police. After the outbreak of war it formed its own fighting units, notorious for their ferocity, known as the Waffen SS.

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SS the Nazi special police force, the Schutzstaffel ‘defence squadron’. Founded in 1925 by Hitler as a personal bodyguard, the SS provided security forces (including the Gestapo) and administered the concentration camps. It was headed by Heinrich Himmler 1929–45.

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An abbreviation used in the portion of anaffidavit, pleading, or record known as the statement of venue.

The abbreviation is read as "to wit" and is intended to be a contraction of the Latin term scilicet.

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