seriatim

1 of 2

adverb

se·​ri·​a·​tim ˌsir-ē-ˈā-təm How to pronounce seriatim (audio)
-ˈa-
: in a series

seriatim

2 of 2

adjective

: following seriatim

Example Sentences

Adverb objections will be dealt with seriatim

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

Medieval Latin, from Latin series

First Known Use

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seriatim was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Seriatim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seriatim. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

seriatim

1 of 2 adverb
se·​ri·​a·​tim ˌsir-ē-ˈā-təm, -ˈa-, -ˈä- How to pronounce seriatim (audio)
: in a series : individually in a sequence
we will consider the complaints seriatim

seriatim

2 of 2 adjective
: occurring or following in a series
talked to the various trustees in seriatim telephone calls Professional Hockey Corp. v. World Hockey Ass'n, 191 Cal. Rptr. 773 (1983)

History and Etymology for seriatim

Adverb

Medieval Latin, from Latin series succession of persons or things, series, from serere to join, bind together

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