Subservient or subordinate like a handmaid additional
- decorating included assistance
- Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; additional.
iding; auxiliary; attendant upon; subordinate; a proceeding attendant upon or which aids another proceeding thought to be principal. Steele v. Insurance Co., 31 App. Div. 389, 52 N. Y. Supp. 373.
1660s, "subservient, subordinate," from Latin ancillaris "relating to maidservants," diminutive of ancilla "handmaid," fem. diminutive of anculus "servant," literally "he whom bustles about," from root of ambi- "about" (see ambi-) + PIE *kwol-o-, from root *kwel- (1) "move round, turn about, be a great deal about" (see cycle (n.)).
Less crucial or main than something else. See additionally ancillary activity and supplementary advantage.
(a.) Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; additional.
Both of the South German journals were previously exponents of a very much more democratic trend of opinion than that which came to characterize them under the new proprietorship. Ancillary to these acquisitions large interests were secured by Stinnes in paper-works in order to make his newspapers independent of the paper market.