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Dictionary definition for: Subsidiary

1. (n) an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

2. (s) relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump" "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism" "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other"

3. (n) a company that is completely controlled by another company

4. (s) functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"

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