ancillary


ancillary
an·cil·lary /'an-sə-ˌler-ē, an-'si-lə-rē/ adj
1: having a subordinate, subsidiary, or secondary nature
ancillary functions
an ancillary agreement
2: serving as a supplement or addition
ancillary documents
3: directly related
ancillary claims

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ancillary
I (auxiliary) adjective abetting, accessory, added, additional, adjunct, adjuvant, advantageous, aidful, aiding, assistant, attendant, beneficial, coadjuvant, collateral, completing, conducive, contributory, cooperative, extra, helpful, in addition, ministrant, more, other, serving as an adjunct, serving as an aid, spare, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, supporting associated concepts: ancillary acts, ancillary agreements, ancillary attachment, ancillary covenants, ancillary jurisdiction, ancillary proceeding, ancillary relief, ancillary remedies II (subsidiary) adjective complementing, dependent, derivational, derivative, ensuing, following, lesser, resultant, resulting, secondary, sequential, subaltern, subordinate III index appurtenant, collateral (accompanying), dependent, pendent, secondary, slight, subordinate, subservient, supplementary

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ancillary
adj.
Supplementary; additional; supporting.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ancillary
adj. Auxiliary; collateral; dependant; supplemental; subordinate.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


ancillary
Subordinate; aiding. A legal proceeding that is not the primary dispute but which aids the judgment rendered in or the outcome of the main action. A descriptive term that denotes a legal claim, the existence of which is dependent upon or reasonably linked to a main claim.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


ancillary
I
Subordinate; aiding. A legal proceeding that is not the primary dispute but which aids the judgment rendered in or the outcome of the main action. A descriptive term that denotes a legal claim, the existence of which is dependent upon or reasonably linked to a main claim.
II A proceeding which is auxiliary or subordinate to another proceeding. In probate, a proceeding in a state where a decedent owned property but was not domiciled.

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