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Definition of Subsidiary
SubsidiarySubsidiary 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. SubsidiarySubsidiary 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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