from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The person who makes a second to a motion in any formal procedure, such as a parliamentary procedure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who seconds{3} or supports what another attempts, affirms, moves, or proposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who seconds; one who approves and supports what another attempts, affirms, or proposes: as, the seconder of a motion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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