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adminicle

[ad-min-i-kuh l] /ædˈmɪn ɪ kəl/
noun
1.
an aid; auxiliary.
Origin
1550-1560
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)
Related forms
adminicular
[ad-muh-nik-yuh-ler] /ˌæd məˈnɪk yə lər/ (Show IPA),
adminiculary
[ad-muh-nik-yuh-ler-ee] /ˌæd məˈnɪk yəˌlɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adminicular

adminicle

/ædˈmɪnɪkəl/
noun
1.
(law) something contributing to prove a point without itself being complete proof
Word Origin
C16: from Latin adminiculum support
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