from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Latin preposition, meaning ‘according to,’ ‘by rule or practice of’: used in some phrases which occur in English books.
  • Artificially; not naturally.
  • Artistically; skilfully; scientifically; professionally: used especially as a direction to an apothecary for compounding a prescription.


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  • Second, that which the praetor promises to all duly instituted heirs, and which is for that reason called secundum tabulas.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • May I take this opportunity to wish all NLM readers a very happy and blessed Easter, in the words of the EF Martyrology: Hac die, quam fecit Dominus, Solemnitas solemnitatum, et Pascha nostrum: Resurrectio Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi secundum carnem.

    Papal Easter Day Mass and Urbi et Orbi Blessing

  • In this liturgical Latin the requirements demanded by Hilary for the style of the Christian exegete are realized to the full: Non enim secundum sermonis nostri usum promiscuam in his oportet esse facilitatem: "There is no place here for the loose facility of the colloquial language" (In Ps. 13.1).

    Liturgical English and the Hieratic Tradition

  • Dixit quoque Deus: Producat terra animam viventem in genere suo, jumenta, et reptilia, et bestias terræ secundum species suas.

    Snakes in the water and other discoveries

  • Creavitque Deus cete grandia, et omnem animam viventem atque motabilem, quam produxerant aquæ in species suas, et omne volatile secundum genus suum.

    Snakes in the water and other discoveries

  • Miserere mei, Deus, secundum misericordiam tuam et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum dele iniquitatem meam.

    Column: Dangerous Mirrors

  • "Tu es sacerdos in aeternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech"

    Silver Jubilee

  • For example, there is footage of a monk at his solemn profession singing the Suscipe:Suscipe me, Domine, secundum eloquium tuum et vivam;

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Fortasse factio conservativa secundum similem legem scientiae inviderunt.

    Government releases its innovation strategy - Inkless Wells -

  • Even though the passage of essence from non-being to being happens in a single, indivisible instant, it can nevertheless be subdivided logically (secundum rationem) into three different

    Hitler's Angel (A Meta Christmas Carol)


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