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adjective accessory, alternative, ancillary, auxiliary, collateral, contingency, derived, following, indirect, inferior, junior, less important, lesser, minor, subaltern, subordinate, subsequent, subsidiary, substitute, unessential, unimportant, vicarious
Associated concepts: secondary boycott, secondary evidence, secondary liability
See also: ancillary, circumstantial, collateral, contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, immaterial, incidental, inferior, insignificant, minor, null, pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

SECONDARY, construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations.

SECONDARY, English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king's bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer, &c. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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Following Putnam, courts have applied this reasoning to conclude that a guarantor remained secondarily liable to a primary debtor.
The language of music is no different, except that music is primarily a vehicle for communicating emotion, and only secondarily ideas.
They experienced shame because they suddenly regarded each other first as sex objects and secondarily as persons.
The district court concluded that the contract between the practitioner and the insured did not make the insured secondarily liable but, rather, excused her from paying anything.
The panelists conclude that the "justifying objectives" of the space station "should be reduced to two, primarily life sciences and secondarily microgravity experimentation.
As a result, whoever called for harsher treatment of violent offenders was often subtly painted as a racist; whoever called for less lenient judges was viewed as a primitive lacking in higher education; whoever demanded longer sentences was, surely, insensitive to the social roots of crime; whoever argued that prisons were primarily for punishment and only secondarily "correctional facilities," as they are often today officially dubbed, was surely an anachronism from the Stone Age; whoever urged that suspects charged with violent crimes be locked up before trial was alleged to hold the Constitution in low esteem, if indeed he had ever heard of it.
the "Fund") (NYSE: GHI), a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company seeking high current income and secondarily, capital appreciation through investments primarily in securities of emerging market debt issuers, today announced its distribution characteristics for the month of January 2007.
Chapter 1 concentrates first on prevailing orthographic practices during the first half of the sixteenth century and secondarily on the numerous reforms proposed and adopted by printers who wished to establish coherent and stable graphic conventions.
It's a tragic loss to his family, to his two young children, his wife and secondarily to the court.
Secondarily, the lender booked the warrants at a nominal value of $1,000 and the taxpayer did not amortize any OID on the tax returns originally filed.
An unprejudiced reader of the encyclical The Gospel of Life itself would notice that it is written primarily against abortion, and secondarily against mercy killing and contraception.