- Point by point; taking one topic or subject at a time in an order.
Etymology: From , from series row, chain.
- 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 ', 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 ' 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 .
- 2004: Jon L. Ericson, Notes and Comments on Robert"s Rules, p87
- :What does "consider " mean? To consider means to consider a motion part by part. (Literally, ' 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 1580"1630, p182
- :This is the difference between composing and printing by casting off, and composing and printing .
- 2006': Daniel Yeager, J. L. Austin and the Law: Exculpation and the Explication of Responsibility'', p42
- :Children who decapitate a row of trees or pull the wings off flies hardly do it unintentionally, but they may have no reason or motive"
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