Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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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Examples

  • 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

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

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • 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

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

    Archive 2008-07-01

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

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • 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

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