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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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aeruginosa secondarily infect intertriginous areas, it can additionally cause folliculitis as occurred in our third patient.
From an outside customer brand perspective, a company like FedEx primarily sells peace of mind, and secondarily overnight delivery.
The correct version of his article should have included the sentence, "Teaching is secondarily about the curriculum, and primarily about him"--where "him" would refer to the student in question.
Secondarily, it protects those of us who are honest and ethical from lack of respect due to the actions of the minority of lawyers who for whatever reasons do not act professionally and ethically.
In this analysis, the essay illumines Kenneth Burke's puzzling work on pure persuasion, suggesting that pure persuasion has four characteristics: It is: (1) primarily consummatory in purpose or becomes instrumental or resistant indirectly or secondarily; (2) a near relation of dramatic performance, ritual, and prayer; (3) creates and maintains identity; and (4) relies on form--formal elements are essential to its enactment.
Secondarily, tapes stored off-site may not be readily accessible during a disaster, which can further hinder the timely restoration of systems, and prove to be extremely costly.
The Christian confession implies that we belong first of all to the human race and only secondarily to family and nation.
Guaranteeing a bank loan does not constitute an economic outlay because the shareholder is only secondarily liable.
Secondarily, we looked at AGI in relation to other genital measurements (penile volume, testicular descent, and scrotal size), examining these interrelationships in several ways.
Driven by ideas and only secondarily concerned with how they became materially visible, LeWitt's prior work shunned illusionism and aestheticism alike.
3 looks first at 4 in the low-block and, secondarily, for 5 scraping off 2's back-screen and continuing toward the basket, looking for the lob pass from 3.
Conversation came easily, primarily due to her effervescent personality and only secondarily to my curiosity.