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Meaning of SUBSIDIARY

Pronunciation:  sub'sidee`eree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a company that is completely controlled by another company
  2. [n]  someone subject to the authority or control of another
  3. [adj]  functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
  4. [adj]  relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other"
 

SUBSIDIARY is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: accessory, adjunct, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary company, supplemental, supplementary, supportive, underling
 
 See Also: company, follower, man

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sub*sid"i*a*ry\, a. [L. subsidiarius: cf. F.
    subsidiaire. See {Subsidy}.]
    1. Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary;
       especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity;
       as, a subsidiary stream.
    
             Chief ruler and principal head everywhere, not
             suffragant and subsidiary.            --Florio.
    
             They constituted a useful subsidiary testimony of
             another state of existence.           --Coleridge.
    
    2. Of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy;
       being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy; as,
       subsidiary payments to an ally.
    
             George the Second relied on his subsidiary treaties.
                                                   --Ld. Mahon.
    
    
  2. \Sub*sid"i*a*ry\, n.; pl. {Subsidiaries}.
    One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional
    supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary. --Hammond.
    
    
 

 

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