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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Ancillary

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(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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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Ancillary'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/a/ancillary.html. 1910.

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