[suh-mair-uh-lee, suhm-er-uh-]
in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway.
without notice; precipitately: to be dismissed summarily from one's job.

1520–30; summary + -ly Unabridged
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summary (ˈsʌmərɪ)
n , pl -maries
1.  a brief account giving the main points of something
2.  performed arbitrarily and quickly, without formality: a summary execution
3.  (of legal proceedings) short and free from the complexities and delays of a full trial
4.  summary jurisdiction the right a court has to adjudicate immediately upon some matter arising during its proceedings
5.  giving the gist or essence
[C15: from Latin summārium, from summasum1]

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Example sentences
Because this aspect of shale fracking cannot be mitigated, it tends to be
  summarily dismissed.
The villagers themselves are summarily dismissed as an animal pack, in the
  film's one big weakness.
Workers are still at the mercy of employers who can cheat them of their wages
  and dismiss them summarily.
Soon after the accountant started asking questions, he was summarily dismissed.
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