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 for Attendant keys
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attendant \At*tend"ant\, a. [F. attendant, p. pr. of attendre.
     See Attend, v. t.]
     1. Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.
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              From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as
        consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its
        attendant evils.
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              The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation
              added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     3. (Law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the
        widow attendant to the heir. --Cowell.
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     Attendant keys (Mus.), the keys or scales most nearly
        related to, or having most in common with, the principal
        key; those, namely, of its fifth above, or dominant, its
        fifth below (fourth above), or subdominant, and its
        relative minor or major.
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