noun, plural sum·ma·ries.
- summary court-martial,
- summary judgment,
- summary offence,
- summary proceeding,
Origin of summary
Examples from the Web for summary
But the lawyer deleted that line from the final version of the summary.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You should look at our summary of benefits,” she continued, directing me to a handy online chart of “coverage examples.Despite ObamaCare, US Health System Still a Complete Mess|Molly Worthen|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the Lift monitors posture all day long and gives a daily summary of performance.
I have recently established a web site containing a summary of what actually will be done within the purview of our research.
Officially this law is the Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill.
An incident, illustrative of his summary methods of dealing with the insolence of his enemies in authority, occurred at Pensacola.The Battle of New Orleans|Zachary F. Smith
Had Dr. Livingstone been in good health, his usual hardihood and indomitable spirit had answered it in a summary way.How I Found Livingstone|Henry M. Stanley
In extenuation of this summary attempt I hasten to explain that its chief merit is its lack of originality.In Morocco|Edith Wharton
Before showing that picture to any Nantucketer, you had best provide for your summary retreat from Nantucket.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
They contain a summary of spiritual guidance for earnest Christians in the ordinary duties of life in the world.Light and Peace|Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani
noun plural -maries
adjective (usually prenominal)
Word Origin for summary
early 15c., from Medieval Latin summarius "of or pertaining to the sum or substance," from Latin summa "whole, gist" (see sum). Sense of "done promptly" is first found 1713. The noun meaning "a summary statement or account" is first recorded c.1500, from Latin summarium "an epitome, abstract, summary," from summa "totality, gist."