adminicle

adminicle

[ad-min-i-kuhl]
noun
an aid; auxiliary.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin adminiculum prop, support (ad- ad- + -min- probably to be identified with the base of ēminere to stick out, protrude (see eminent) + -i- -i- + -culum -cle2)

adminicular [ad-muh-nik-yuh-ler] , adminiculary [ad-muh-nik-yuh-ler-ee] , adjective
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adminicle (ædˈmɪnɪkəl)
 
n
law something contributing to prove a point without itself being complete proof
 
[C16: from Latin adminiculum support]

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