ancillary

  • 1 ancillary — an·cil·lary / an sə ˌler ē, an si lə rē/ adj 1: having a subordinate, subsidiary, or secondary nature ancillary functions an ancillary agreement 2: serving as a supplement or addition ancillary documents 3: directly related …

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  • 2 ancillary — an‧cil‧la‧ry [ænˈsɪləri ǁ ˈænsəleri] adjective 1. HUMAN RESOURCES ancillary workers are the people who do jobs such as cleaning and cooking in places such as schools and hospitals, while the main work is done by teachers, doctors, nurses etc: •… …

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  • 3 Ancillary — *Ancillary administration *Ancillary jurisdiction *Ancillary statistic *Ancillary data *Ancillary relief *Ancillary doctrine …

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  • 4 Ancillary — An cil*la*ry, a. [L. ancillaris, fr. ancilla a female servant.] Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary. [1913 Webster] The Convocation of York seems to have been always considered as inferior, and even ancillary, to the greater… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 ancillary — (adj.) 1660s, subservient, subordinate, from L. ancillaris relating to maidservants, dim. of ancilla handmaid, fem. diminutive of anculus servant, lit. he who bustles about, from root of ambi about (see AMBI (Cf. ambi )) + PIE *kwol o , from root …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 ancillary — *auxiliary, contributory, subsidiary, adjuvant, subservient, accessory Analogous words: assisting, aiding, helping (see HELP vb): secondary, *subordinate: supplementary, complementary (see corresponding nouns at COMPLEMENT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 ancillary — [adj] extra; supplementary accessory, accompanying, additional, adjuvant, appurtenant, attendant, attending, coincident, collateral, concomitant, contributory, incident, satellite, secondary, subordinate, subservient, subsidary; concept 835 Ant.… …

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  • 8 ancillary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) providing subsidiary support. 2) additional; supplementary. ORIGIN Latin ancillaris, from ancilla maidservant …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 ancillary — [an′sə ler΄ē, an sil′ər ē] adj. [< L ancillaris < ancilla, maidservant, dim. of fem. of anculus, servant] 1. subordinate: often with to 2. that serves as an aid; auxiliary …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 ancillary — /aensaleriy/ Aiding; attendant upon; describing a proceeding attendant upon or which aids another proceeding considered as principal. Auxiliary or subordinate @ ancillary administration Administration of estate in state where decedent has… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 ancillary — /aensaleriy/ Aiding; attendant upon; describing a proceeding attendant upon or which aids another proceeding considered as principal. Auxiliary or subordinate @ ancillary administration Administration of estate in state where decedent has… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 ancillary — [[t]ænsɪ̱ləri, AM æ̱nsəleri[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n The ancillary workers in an institution are the people such as cleaners and cooks whose work supports the main work of the institution. ...ancillary staff... Ancillary services like cleaning are put… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 ancillary — I UK [ænˈsɪlərɪ] / US [ˈænsəˌlerɪ] adjective 1) working with professional people such as doctors and teachers to help them in their work an ancillary worker 2) connected with something, but less important than the main thing ancillary… …

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  • 14 ancillary — an|cil|lar|y 1 [ ænsə,leri ] adjective 1. ) connected with something, but less important than the main thing: ancillary equipment/services/materials ancillary to: a task ancillary to the main function 2. ) staff working with professional people… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 ancillary — Auxiliary, accessory, or secondary. [L. ancillaris, relating to a maidservant] * * * an·cil·lary an(t) sə .ler ē, esp Brit an sil ə rē adj being auxiliary or supplementary <use of a drug as ancillary to surgical treatment> <ancillary… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 ancillary — adjective Date: 1667 1. subordinate, subsidiary < the main factory and its ancillary plants > 2. auxiliary, supplementary < the need for ancillary evidence > • ancillary noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 ancillary — 1. adjective Subordinate; secondary; auxiliary; accessory. how easily he took all things along with him, the persons, the opinions, and the day, and nature became ancillary to a man. 2. noun a) Something that serves an ancillary function, such as …

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  • 18 ancillary — an|cil|la|ry [ænˈsıləri US ˈænsıleri] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: ancilla female servant ] 1.) ancillary workers/staff etc workers who provide additional help and services for the people who do the main work in hospitals, schools etc 2 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 ancillary — adjective 1 ancillary workers/staff etc workers who provide additional help and services for the people who do the main work in hospitals, schools etc 2 connected with or supporting something else, but less important than it: Agreement was… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 ancillary — /an seuh ler ee/ or, esp. Brit., /an sil euh ree/, adj., n., pl. ancillaries. adj. 1. subordinate; subsidiary. 2. auxiliary; assisting. n. 3. something that serves in an ancillary capacity: Slides, records, and other ancillaries can be used with… …

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