ancillary

[ an-suh-ler-ee or, esp. British, an-sil-uh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF ancillary
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The hero sees that the event is ancillary; it must follow him.

It is not a carving of statues, but only holding a torch for the public; ancillary writing.

The division of Sciences into ancillary and "architectonic" is Aristotelian.

Ancillary, an′sil-ar-i, adj. subservient, subordinate (with to).

But Madame Montessori's relation to the feminist movement is, after all, ancillary.

The negative (they think) can only be tolerated in small doses, and even then merely as ancillary to the affirmative.

But as philosophy is subsidiary and ancillary, it will be sufficient to set forth what is said about the Society's theologians.

The functions of the archdeacon are in the present day ancillary in a general way to those of the bishop of the diocese.

We have here the recognition of the inspiration of the scribe, as ancillary to that of the prophet.

This is 'contemplation,'—it is thus effected by the first six of the ancillary things.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "subservient, subordinate," from Latin ancillaris "relating to maidservants," diminutive of ancilla "handmaid," fem. diminutive of anculus "servant," literally "he who bustles about," from root of ambi- "about" (see ambi-) + PIE *kwol-o-, from root *kwel- "move round, turn about, be much about" (see cycle (n.)).

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