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secondly

[sek-uh nd-lee]
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  1. in the second place; second.

Origin of secondly

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at second1, -ly
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secondly

adverb
  1. another word for second, usually used to precede the second item in a list of topics
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Word Origin and History for secondly

adv.

late 14c., from second (adj.) + -ly (2).

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