Definition of Ancillary

1. Adjective. Furnishing added support. "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"




Definition of Ancillary

1. a. Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary.

Definition of Ancillary

1. Adjective. Subordinate; secondary; auxiliary; accessory. ¹

2. Noun. Something that serves an ancillary function, such as an easel for a painter. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) An auxiliary; a subordinate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ancillary

1. [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Ancillary

1. 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) Origin: L. Ancillaris, fr. Ancilla a female servant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ancillary

ancienter
ancientest
anciently
ancientness
ancientnesses
ancientries
ancientry
ancients
ancienty
ancile
anciles
ancilia
ancilla
ancillae
ancillaries
ancillary (current term)
ancillas
ancille
ancilles
ancilliary
ancillula
ancillulas
ancipital
ancipitous
ancistroid
ancitabine
ancle
ancles
ancome
ancomes

Literary usage of Ancillary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"131, 133, we said: "It is well settled that in the case of an ancillary administration in this state of the estate of a decedent whose domicil was in ..."

2. Jurisdiction and Procedure of the Federal Courts by John Carter Rose, United States (1922)
"ancillary Jurisdiction Dependent Upon the Possession of the Res. 415. ... Jurisdiction in Original Suits Extends to ancillary and Supplementary Proceedings. ..."

3. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1887)
"Course of Distribution in ancillary Administration.—When the funds in the hands of the ancillary administrator are sufficient to pay all legitimate claims ..."

4. The Government of England by Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1908)
"CHAPTER XXXI ancillary PARTY ORGANISATIONS IN an earlier chapter ancillary organisations were de- The scribed as handmaids to the party, which make no ..."

5. Civil Procedure Reports: Containing Cases Under the Code of Civil Procedure by New York (State), Henry Huffman Browne, Courts, Rufus Leonard Scott, James Manford Kerr, Percival Soloman Menken (1883)
"The Code provides that ancillary letters testamentary must be directed to some person specially appointed by the foreign will aa the executor thereof with ..."

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