- ancillary ► ADJECTIVE 1) providing subsidiary support. 2) additional; supplementary.ORIGIN Latin ancillaris, from ancilla 'maidservant' .
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ancillary — an·cil·lary / an sə ˌler ē, an si lə rē/ adj 1: having a subordinate, subsidiary, or secondary nature ancillary functions an ancillary agreement 2: serving as a supplement or addition ancillary documents 3: directly related … Law dictionary
ancillary — an‧cil‧la‧ry [ænˈsɪləri ǁ ˈænsəleri] adjective 1. HUMAN RESOURCES ancillary workers are the people who do jobs such as cleaning and cooking in places such as schools and hospitals, while the main work is done by teachers, doctors, nurses etc: •… … Financial and business terms
Ancillary — *Ancillary administration *Ancillary jurisdiction *Ancillary statistic *Ancillary data *Ancillary relief *Ancillary doctrine … Wikipedia
Ancillary — An cil*la*ry, a. [L. ancillaris, fr. ancilla a female servant.] Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary. [1913 Webster] The Convocation of York seems to have been always considered as inferior, and even ancillary, to the greater… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ancillary — (adj.) 1660s, subservient, subordinate, from L. ancillaris relating to maidservants, dim. of ancilla handmaid, fem. diminutive of anculus servant, lit. he who bustles about, from root of ambi about (see AMBI (Cf. ambi )) + PIE *kwol o , from root … Etymology dictionary
ancillary — *auxiliary, contributory, subsidiary, adjuvant, subservient, accessory Analogous words: assisting, aiding, helping (see HELP vb): secondary, *subordinate: supplementary, complementary (see corresponding nouns at COMPLEMENT) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
ancillary — [adj] extra; supplementary accessory, accompanying, additional, adjuvant, appurtenant, attendant, attending, coincident, collateral, concomitant, contributory, incident, satellite, secondary, subordinate, subservient, subsidary; concept 835 Ant.… … New thesaurus
ancillary — [an′sə ler΄ē, an sil′ər ē] adj. [< L ancillaris < ancilla, maidservant, dim. of fem. of anculus, servant] 1. subordinate: often with to 2. that serves as an aid; auxiliary … English World dictionary
ancillary — /aensaleriy/ Aiding; attendant upon; describing a proceeding attendant upon or which aids another proceeding considered as principal. Auxiliary or subordinate @ ancillary administration Administration of estate in state where decedent has… … Black's law dictionary