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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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2) For convenience, endorsers, indemnitors and others secondarily liable on a debt obligation are referred to in this article as "guarantors.
Total quantity or scope: Restoration of the main steam piping through the exchange of steam piping components, and secondarily in the superheated EDF Poland SA Branch in Rybnik.
Since the purchaser may be secondarily liable for this tax, a situation may exist in which a foreign state is attempting to impose its tax on a purchaser who lacks physical presence within the taxing jurisdiction.
Of course the truth was not that simple, and Donald Weinstein takes us through the inquisitorial processes of various courts in Pistoia and Pisa (home of the Order of San Stefano), as a trial about physical assault becomes, secondarily, a trial about honor.
He rightly understood that his partner was first and foremost a human being, like himself, and secondarily sexual.
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.
Secondarily, the artist's use of the Yentl frame--a preloaded, preread image--to make her point begs for a reconsideration of appropriations that rely on the familiarity of the borrowed image to convey an artistic statement.
3401), they were only secondarily liable because such amounts are abatable under Sec.
Secondarily, the taxpayer engaged in social and recreational activities while in City B.