seconder

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NounEdit

seconder (plural seconders)

  1. The person who makes a second to a motion in any formal procedure, such as a parliamentary procedure.
    He's been the seconder on many motions, but I don't think he's ever made a motion himself.

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EtymologyEdit

From second +‎ -er, from Old French segonder

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VerbEdit

seconder

  1. (transitive) to assist
    Elle surveillait d'un œil profondément attentif le travail sanglant du bistouri, sa main adroite (...) employant tour à tour, pour seconder l'opérateur, les éponges, les fils (...) les crochets. (Feuillet, Morte, 1886)
  2. to help, ease
    Le principe protestant seconda d'abord l'essor scientifique et le développement industriel, en stimulant les efforts personnels et brisant des règles oppressives. (Comte, Catéchisme positiviste, 1852)

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