(A) construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations. (B) English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king’s bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer Jacob, L. D. h. t.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
(noun) – In English practice An officer of the courts of king’s bench and common pleas; so called because he was second or next to the chief officer. In the king’s bench he was called “Master of the King’s Bench Office,” and was a deputy of the prothonotary or chief clerk. 1 Archb. Pr. K. B. 11, 12. By St 7 Wm. IV. and 1 Vict. c. 30, the office of secondary was abolished. An officer who is next to the chief officer. Also an officer of the corporation of London, before whom Inquiries to assess damages are held, as before sheriffs in counties. Wharton.
(adjective) – Of a subsequent subordinate, or inferior kind or class; generally opposed to “primary.”
As to secondary “Conveyances,” “Easement” “Evidence,” “Franchise,” and “Use,” see those titles.