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ANCILLARY (from the Lat. ancilla, a h...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 950 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANCILLARY (from the Lat. ancilla, a handmaid), an adjective meaning "subordinate to" or "merely helping," as opposed to "essential." By Thackeray and some other writers it is also employed rather affectedly in its primary meaning of "pertaining to a maid-servant."
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