[seer-ee-ey-tim, ser-]

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seriatim

Contemporary Examples of seriatim

  • Now—I like this seriatim thing—as to the business of Sarah Palin “being some sort of trailer trash hick.”

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    My Brush With Rush

    Christopher Buckley

    October 27, 2008

Historical Examples of seriatim

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

  • The charges are threefold, and I shall discuss them seriatim.

  • All right” I said “we shall take them in proper season and deal with them seriatim.

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

    The Itching Palm

    William R Scott

  • To attempt to tell you seriatim and in detail just what they are like is the task of an encyclopaedist.

    The Land of Footprints

    Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for seriatim



in a series; one after another in regular order

Word Origin for seriatim

C17: from Medieval Latin, from Latin seriēs series
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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