secondary
sec·ond·ary /'se-kən-ˌder-ē/ adj
1: of second rank, status, importance, or value
2: derived from something original or primary
3: of, relating to, or being the second order or stage in a series
sec·ond·ar·i·ly /ˌse-kən-'der-ə-lē/ adv
sec·ond·ar·i·ness /'se-kən-ˌder-ē-nəs/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

secondary
I adjective 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 II index ancillary (subsidiary), circumstantial, collateral (immaterial), contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, incidental, inferior (lower in position), minor, null (insignificant), pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


secondary
adj.
Coming after something; less important than something else; subsequent.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


secondary
adj. Subordinate; not of primary importance; subsequent.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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