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Meaning of ANCILLARY

Pronunciation:  'ansu`leree

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

ANCILLARY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accessory, adjunct, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary, subsidiary, supportive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A proceeding which is auxiliary or subordinate to another proceeding. In probate, a proceeding in a state where a decedent owned property but was not domiciled.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accessory, accompanying, additional, adjuvant, another, appurtenant, assistant, assisting, attendant, attending, auxiliary, coincident, collateral, contributory, extra, farther, fostering, fresh, further, helping, incident, instrumental, ministerial, ministering, ministrant, more, new, nurtural, nutricial, other, plus, satellite, serving, spare, subservient, subsidiary, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, ulterior