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

  Ancillary \An"cil*la*ry\, a. [L. ancillaris, fr. ancilla a
     female servant.]
     Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The Convocation of York seems to have been always
           considered as inferior, and even ancillary, to the
           greater province.                        --Hallam.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ancillary
      adj 1: furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an
             adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and
             emotions are auxiliary to each other" [syn: accessory,
             adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant,
             auxiliary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "ancillary":
     accessory, accompanying, additional, adjuvant, another,
     appurtenant, assistant, assisting, attendant, attending, auxiliary,
     coincident, collateral, contributory, extra, farther, fostering,
     fresh, further, helping, incident, instrumental, ministerial,
     ministering, ministrant, more, new, nurtural, nutricial, other,
     plus, satellite, serving, spare, subservient, subsidiary,
     supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, surplus, ulterior
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ANCILLARY. That which is subordinate on, or is. subordinate to, some other
  decision. Encyc. Lond. 1
  
  

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