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    second her substantial funds

    "Rashiid had immediately seconded her substantial funds from various existing accounts to one in the new name, untraceable, unnoticed."

    Have no idea what that means? Anyone has any idea?
    Many thanks~

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    Re: second her substantial funds

    Quote Originally Posted by iemmahu View Post
    "Rashiid had immediately seconded her substantial funds from various existing accounts to one in the new name, untraceable, unnoticed."

    Have no idea what that means? Anyone has any idea?
    Many thanks~
    This is an unusual use of the verb "to second" which usually means to transfer a person from one job to another. For example, "The Major in the Royal Engineers was seconded to an infantry regiment, because of a shortage of officers in the infantry" I have never seen it used to refer to the transfer of money.


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    Re: second her substantial funds

    Maybe the author meant "sequestred"
    >> AskOxford: sequester

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