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

  Subsidiary \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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subsidiary \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.
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              Chief ruler and principal head everywhere, not
              suffragant and subsidiary.            --Florio.
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              They constituted a useful subsidiary testimony of
              another state of existence.           --Coleridge.
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     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.
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              George the Second relied on his subsidiary treaties.
                                                    --Ld. Mahon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library
             and its auxiliary branches" [syn: auxiliary,
             subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary]
      n 1: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
           [syn: subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot
      2: a company that is completely controlled by another company
         [syn: subsidiary company, subsidiary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "subsidiary":
     accessory, accident, accidental, addendum, addition, additional,
     adjunct, adjuvant, adscititious, adventitious, ancillary,
     appendage, appurtenance, appurtenant, ascititious, assistant,
     assisting, auxiliary, casual, circumstantial, collateral,
     contingency, contingent, contributory, dotal, dower, dowered,
     dowry, endowed, extra, fortuitous, fostering, happenstance,
     helping, incidental, inessential, instrumental, invested,
     mere chance, ministerial, ministering, ministrant, minor,
     nonessential, not-self, nurtural, nutricial, other, pensionary,
     secondary, serving, stipendiary, subordinate to, subservient,
     superadded, superaddition, superfluous, supervenient, supplement,
     supplemental, supplementary, tributary, unessential

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