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[seer-ee-ey-tim, ser-] /ˌsɪər iˈeɪ tɪm, ˌsɛr-/
adverb, adjective
in a series; one after another.
Origin of seriatim
1670-80; < Medieval Latin seriātim, equivalent to seriāt(us) arranged in order (see series, -ate1) + -im adv. suffix Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All right” I said “we shall take them in proper season and deal with them seriatim.

  • There are gifts demanded for the same that seriatim I would enumerate.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • A seriatim schedule of the reforms which we respectfully ask to be enacted.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • The charges are threefold, and I shall discuss them seriatim.

  • With this premise, you can answer, seriatim, every argument which arises in favor of the custom.

    The Itching Palm William R Scott
  • She set them before him seriatim with perfect frankness, and without mental reservation.

    Cobwebs From an Empty Skull Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
  • "I'll deny those statements, categorically and seriatim," he replied.

    Day of the Moron Henry Beam Piper
  • These, as they were brought forward, so were they replied to methodically and seriatim.

  • Let us take them seriatim, remembering at the same time that the Maori is an astute reasoner.

British Dictionary definitions for seriatim


/ˌsɪərɪˈætɪm; ˌsɛr-/
in a series; one after another in regular order
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin, from Latin seriēsseries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for seriatim

1670s (earlier seratim, c.1500), "one after another," from Medieval Latin seriatim, from Latin series (see series).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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