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[suh-mair-uh-lee, suhm-er-uh-] /səˈmɛər ə li, ˈsʌm ər ə-/
in a prompt or direct manner; immediately; straightaway.
without notice; precipitately:
to be dismissed summarily from one's job.
Origin of summarily
1520-30; summary + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Commanders who displayed a feeble grasp of their precincts' problems were summarily replaced.
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Word Origin and History for summarily

1520s, from summary + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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