Part of speech: adjective

Supplementary; auxiliary.

Part of speech: adjective

Of or like a subsidy.

Part of speech: noun

An auxiliary; assistant.

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Usage examples "subsidiary":

  1. In other instances, solution may require an additional subsidiary estimate, along the lines typical of the first step. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
  2. These conventions bear date at Shanghai on the 8th November, 1858. Having been considered in the light of binding agreements subsidiary to the principal treaty, and to be carried into execution without delay, they do not provide for any formal ratification or exchange of ratifications by the contracting parties. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. At a certain point in our front our advance trenches were on the north of the Aisne, not far from a village on a hillside and also within a short distance of German works, being on a slope of a spur formed by a subsidiary valley running north and a main valley of the river. - "America's War for Humanity", Thomas Herbert Russell.