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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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120 These are examples of a phenomenon which Mark Goodacre, in his as yet unpublished doctoral thesis, convincingly argues demonstrates Luke's secondariness to the other Synoptics.
The trope of secondariness resounds in searingly regretful, plangent tones throughout the Aeneid.
But if this poetic form refuses secondariness, it refuses primacy too: prosody emerges as neither hopefully emancipatory nor powerfully all-constraining.
Interestingly, here, Chedgzoy notes that the "language of secondariness and insubstantialness articulates the melancholia of unresolved mourning at least as much as it expresses a simply gendered self-deprecation" (155).
Noting this secondariness of myth, Cornell argues for the feminist reliance upon myth to defend the feminine (Beyond Accommodation 165).
The identification of femaleness with secondariness, however, is not an historical constant, much less the occasion for a transhistorical frame.
Bulawayo people have always shaped their identity around the notion of being peripheral, of being drought stricken, for example, and, at different times, of political secondariness.
I still counter-argue, however, that in Re's monograph the very analytical case, excellently defended by the critic but to the exclusion of all else (singularly, the inquiry contents itself with Sentiero), can often sound more classic or epochal (that is, Fascism-Resistance related) than truly Calvinian because of the secondariness of Re's interest in the textual dynamics.
Oldmixon for a debt, Lintott becomes the very image of errance and the very embodiment of secondariness.
They are as it were in solution in her vocabulary despite their secondariness.