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A multi layer electrolyte and a secondary cell using the multi layer electrolyte. The multi layer electrolyte comprises a solid electrolyte and other electrolyte such as gel electrolyte and/or electrolytic solution layer laminated on the solid electrolyte. The secondary cell using the multi layer electrolyte includes at least a positive electrode, a negative electrode and the multi layer electrolyte which comprises: a solid electrolyte layer; and at least one electrolyte layers selected from a gel electrolyte layer and an electrolytic solution layer and laminated on the solid electrolyte layer. By this structure, it is possible to use active material dissoluble in electrolytic solution as electrode active material and to realize a cell which can be quickly charged and discharged and which has superior capacity appearance rate and superior charge-discharge cycle characteristics.