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ancillary


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ancillary  \An"cil*la*ry\,  a.  [L.  ancillaris  fr  ancilla  a 
  female  servant.] 
  Subservient  or  subordinate,  like  a  handmaid;  auxiliary. 
 
  The  Convocation  of  York  seems  to  have  been  always 
  considered  as  inferior,  and  even  ancillary,  to  the 
  greater  province.  --Hallam. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ancillary 
  adj  :  relating  to  something  that  is  added  but  is  not  essential; 
  "an  ancillary  pump";  "an  adjuvant  discipline  to  forms 
  of  mysticism";  "The  mind  and  emotions  are  auxilliary  to 
  each  other"  [syn:  {accessory},  {adjunct},  {adjuvant},  {appurtenant}, 
  {auxiliary},  {subsidiary}] 




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