What does summarily mean?

Definitions for summarilysəˈmɛər ə li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. summarily(adverb)

    without delay; in a summary manner

    "the suspected spy was summarily executed"


  1. summarily(Adverb)

    In a summary manner.

    They were fired summarily at a single plant-wide meeting.

  2. summarily(Adverb)

    Over a short period of time, briefly.

    He covered the topic summarily in an answer to a question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summarily(adverb)

    in a summary manner


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of summarily in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of summarily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deutsche Bank chief executive:

    We changed the people, we changed the incentives. We summarily dismissed people who did something wrong and told people about it. There was a glasnost at the bank.

  2. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein:

    While some civilians were killed in crossfire between the fighting forces, others were reportedly summarily executed by Government (SPLA) soldiers, who appear to have specifically targeted people of Nuer origin, the fighting also resulted in widespread sexual violence, including rape and gang rape by soldiers in uniform and men in plain clothes.

  3. Liz Throssell:

    We are deeply concerned that, after recent fighting in Benghazi, people taken prisoner by members of the Libyan National Army, which effectively controls eastern Libya, may be at imminent risk of torture and even summary execution, reports have suggested the involvement of Special Forces, a unit aligned with the LNA, in torturing detainees and summarily executing at least 10 captured men.

  4. Garrett Zans:

    I love Wyoming and have considered living here after graduation, for many people, this decision would be made based on factors such as employment opportunities and proximity to family and friends. For myself, and the rest of the LGBT community, this decision has been made more complicated. Presently, my ability to live and work in Wyoming is hindered because I could be summarily fired for simply being who I am.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the secretary to return her public record to the Department, not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest.

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