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AUXILIARY (from Lat. auxilium, help)

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 50 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AUXILIARY (from Lat. auxilium, help), that which gives aid or support; the term is used in grammar of a verb which completes the tense, mood or voice of another verb; in engineering, e.g. of the low steam power used to supplement the sail-power in sailing ships, still occasionally used in yachts, sealers or whalers; and in military use, of foreign or allied troops, more properly of any troops not permanently maintained under arms. In the British army the term " Auxiliary Forces" was employed formerly to include the Militia, the Imperial Yeomanry and the Volunteers.
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