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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Subsidiary


SUBSID'IARY, adjective [Latin subsidiarius. See Subsidy.]

1. Aiding; assistant; furnishing help. subsidiary troops are troops of one nation hired by another for military service.

2. Furnishing additional supplies; as a subsidiary stream.

SUBSID'IARY, noun An assistant; an auxiliary; he or that which contributes aid or additional supplies.