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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Secondary

Meaning of Secondary

A subordinate or of a subsequent class or kind. Used in contradistinction to primary .

Secondary Alternative Definition

In 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, etc. Jacob. In Medical Practice. Secondary is the term for a disease which is not the primary cause of death. 39 L. J. Ex. 214; L. R. 5 Ex. 302; 34 L. J. C. P. 28; 17 C. B. N. S. 122.

Synonyms of Secondary


  • accessory
  • alternative
  • ancillary
  • auxiliary
  • collateral
  • contingency
  • derived
  • following
  • indirect
  • inferior
  • junior
  • less important
  • lesser
  • minor
  • secundarius
  • subaltern
  • subordinate
  • subsequent
  • subsidiary
  • substitute
  • unessential
  • unimportant
  • vicarious Associated Concepts: secondary boycott
  • secondary evidence
  • secondary liability

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Affinity, Collateral, Creditor, Cy-prés, Derivative, Family, Grammar School, Grievance, Promissory Note, Right, Secondary Evidence, Title.


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See Also

  • Conveyance
  • Evidence
  • Use
  • Secondary



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