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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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Elsewhere in The Leavetaking we encounter McGahern's familiar insistence on the secondariness of children on the home scene as well as at school.
She argues that the situation in England in the fourteenth century is best understood through a postcolonial lens because the Jews as a colonized people were expelled and because the postcolonial state thus engenders three paradoxes: (1) Jews' presence through absence; (2) their secondariness predicated upon priority; and (3) their perpetual exile, which is to be both lamented and celebrated.
In Creatures in an Alphabet the opening line of the `Tyger' poem metamorphoses Blake's question on origins into an intertextual question on the secondariness of animality: `"Tyger
7] Is it not exactly this mysticism of contingency, or secondariness, that everyone recognizes and loves so much in the later painting of Claude Monet?
You are not, as in the general discourse of generalization, presented with the first principle each time; the first principle is always in the space of secondariness.