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second

(Backer), noun advocate, aide, angel, backer, champion, endorser, patron, promoter, supporter

second

(Moment), noun before you know it, brief peeiod of time, flash, flash of an eyelid, instant

second

verb approve, assist, authorize, back, back up, confirm, endorse, favor, pass, ratify, receipt, recommend, sanction, stand behind, subscribe, support, validate, vote for, warrant
Associated concepts: second lien
See also: abet, abettor, advocate, agree, aid, approve, assist, assistant, backer, bear, concur, confirm, countersign, deputy, endorse, help, indorse, justify, organize, point, proctor, promote, recommend, replacement, side, support, uphold

SECOND. A measure equal to one sixtieth part of a minute. Vide Measure.

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Earlier, the petitioners' counsels assailed dismissal of appeals and rejection of nomination papers by returning officers on the ground that their proposers or seconders were not the voters of the relevant wards.
OCA secretary Asirbad Behera also confirmed that his association is a ' proposer' for Srinivasan, and that three sets of proposers and seconders have been finalised.
Speaker will scrutinize the papers in the presence of candidates or their proposers or seconders and he can reject any nomination paper to his satisfaction.
Penelope Nurick, one of MP Claire Perry's seconders, is suing for lost earnings over claims she was unfairly dismissed and replaced.
As many as 480 MPs and MLAs, including Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, Congress Legislature Party leaders and PCC chiefs are among the proposers and seconders of Mukherjee's nomination.
The Yukon Legislative Assembly does not require seconders for motions, but by practice, the motion to appoint the Speaker is seconded by the Leader of the Official Opposition and the Leader of the Third Party.
The most damaging (to democracy) part of the amendment was where it said that now, to have a motion tabled for full council discussion, a proposer and seven - yes seven - seconders were required.