What does the word summary mean?

Usage examples for summary

  1. No person could have made this attack, and lived; or, if possibly he might have escaped the vengeance of the government, do we not know too much of the deadly wrath of slaveholders, to believe that he could have also escaped the summary process of Lynch law? – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. Of the results of his observations he gives the following summary:- The fish stands to the star- fish in a definite relation which cannot be the object of observation. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  3. She had said, as if in final summary of their relations, that he was incapable of helping her. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison