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Other Subsidiary Definition

[n] a company that is completely controlled by another company
[n] someone subject to the authority or control of another
[adj] functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
[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"

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company, follower, man

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\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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