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[suh-mair-uh-lee, suhm-er-uh-]
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  1. in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway.
  2. without notice; precipitately: to be dismissed summarily from one's job.
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Origin of summarily

First recorded in 1520–30; summary + -ly
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Related Words for summarily

forthwith, swiftly, promptly, arbitrarily, immediately, readily, speedily, expeditiously, peremptorily

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Word Origin and History for summarily


1520s, from summary + -ly (2).

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