One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Taking one subject after another in regular order; point by point.‘it is proposed to deal with these matters seriatim’
one by one, one at a time, one after the other, individually, separately, by oneself, on one's ownView synonyms
- ‘One of two virtues of this account is that it makes a sympathetic understanding of the current science possible by taking up, systematically and seriatim, the major schools of recent and contemporary thought.’
- ‘So starting Friday, June 10th in this space, I will examine seriatim the fallout and controversies that followed in the wake of Systemic Analysis.’
- ‘The question of whether the risk to national security is sufficient to justify the appellant's deportation cannot be answered by taking each allegation seriatim and deciding whether it has been established to some standard of proof.’
- ‘I had not proposed to go through those seriatim.’
- ‘I do not consider that there is any need to deal seriatim with the various assertions that have been advanced by the applicants.’
Late 15th century: from medieval Latin, from Latin series, on the pattern of Latin gradatim and literatim.
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