Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Definitions for ancillary
- Subordinate; subsidiary.
- Auxiliary; helping.
- Something that is subordinate to something else.
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Citations for ancillary
The dining room, never used except as an ancillary larder, a cool place in which to set jellies and store meat, eggs and fish for the cat, is unchanged in essentials since I first came here in 1945.
The forty-two active divisions, comprising 600,000 men, would on mobilisation take with them into the field another twenty-five reserve divisions and ancillary reserve units, raising the war strength of the army to over three million.
Origin of ancillary
Ancillary comes from Latin ancillaris, from ancilla, "female servant."