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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: summarius, from Latin summa; SUM1

summary

2 adjective
     
summary2 [only before noun]
1 formal done immediately, and not following the normal process:
a summary execution
2 a summary report, statement etc gives the main facts in a report etc without any of the details or explanations

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