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Part of speech: Adjective

Immediately following the first in order of place, or time; next to the first in value, excellence, merit, dignity, or importance; inferior; subordinate; as, a second lieutenant; being of the same kind as another that has gone before; as, a second Brutus; in music, lower in pitch than the main part.

Part of speech: Noun

One who, or that which, is next to the first in place, rank, excellence, or power; one who attends a person who fights a duel; a backer; the one- sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a degree; in music, a part pitched below another.

Part of speech: Verb

To act as a supporter of; assist; in parliamentary practice, support, as a motion, etc., by giving formal approval to the proposal of the mover.

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