Maybe from SS, abbreviation for Latin signum sectiōnis (“section sign”).
§ sg (plural §§)
- Section of a text.
- Volume II, Article IV, § 5, ¶ 2.
2021, Phillip E. Areeda, Louis Kaplow, Aaron S. Edlin, Antitrust Analysis: Problems, Text, and Cases (in English), page 412:
Berkey, a competitor in photofinishing, alleged violations of §2 arising from Kodak's failure to predisclose the nature of the new film, which would have given it time to adapt to the new requirements.
- Used to denote a fourth footnote (after *, †, and ‡ have already been used)