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Definition of "secundum" [secundum]

  • A Latin preposition, meaning ‘according to,’ ‘by rule or practice of’: used in some phrases which occur in English books.
  • Artificially; not naturally.
  • Artistically; skilfully; scientifically; professionally: used especially as a direction to an apothecary for compounding a prescription.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "secundum" in a sentence
  • "Second, that which the praetor promises to all duly instituted heirs, and which is for that reason called secundum tabulas."
  • "May I take this opportunity to wish all NLM readers a very happy and blessed Easter, in the words of the EF Martyrology: Hac die, quam fecit Dominus, Solemnitas solemnitatum, et Pascha nostrum: Resurrectio Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi secundum carnem."
  • "In this liturgical Latin the requirements demanded by Hilary for the style of the Christian exegete are realized to the full: Non enim secundum sermonis nostri usum promiscuam in his oportet esse facilitatem: "There is no place here for the loose facility of the colloquial language" (In Ps. 13.1)."