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What does "Subsidiary" mean?

Definition

(a.) Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream (a.) 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 (n.) One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary


Synonyms ancillary, adjunct, auxiliary, subordinate, accessory, adjuvant, supportive, supplementary, secondary, supplemental, appurtenant, underling, subsidiary company


Word Family subsidiaries, subsidiarity