Complete Definition of "seriatim"

English

Etymology
From L., from series row, chain.

Pronunciation
Latinate: IPA|/sÉ.ɹiËÉË.tiËm/
anglicised|Anglicised: IPA|/ËsÉ.ɹɪËeɪ.tɪm/

Adverb
en-adv|-

  1. Point by point; taking one topic or subject at a time in an order.

#*1755: W. Massey, Corruptae Latinitatis Index, p63
#*:Seriatim, I know of no good Authority that this Adverb can claim, though it has got a Place in our Dictionaries, and School-Books.
#*1829: Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: from the papers of Thomas Jefferson, p337
#*:That pen should go on, lay bare these wounds of our constitution, expose these decisions seriatim, and arouse, as it is able, the attention of the nation to these bold speculators on its patience.
#*:A judiciary law was once reported by the Attorney General to Congress, requiring each judge to deliver his opinion seriatim and openly, and then to give it in writing to the clerk to be entered in the record.
#*1904: William Mailly, National Convention of the Socialist Party: held at Chicago, Illinois, May 1 to 6, 1904, p44
#*:The first motion should have included a motion to act upon it seriatim.
#*2004: Jon L. Ericson, Notes and Comments on Robertâs Rules, p87
#*:What does âconsider seriatimâ mean? To consider seriatim means to consider a motion part by part. (Literally, seriatim means in a series, so a motion could be considered by sentence, by paragraph, or by section.)
#*2006: Henry S. Turner, The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts 1580â1630, p182
#*:This is the difference between composing and printing by casting off, and composing and printing seriatim.
#*2006: Daniel Yeager, J. L. Austin and the Law: Exculpation and the Explication of Responsibility, p42
#*:Children who seriatim decapitate a row of trees or pull the wings off flies hardly do it unintentionally, but they may have no reason or motiveâ¦

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