summarily

[ suh-mair-uh-lee, suhm-er-uh- ]
/ səˈmɛər ə li, ˈsʌm ər ə- /

adverb

in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway.
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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