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[suh b-sid-ee-er-ee] /səbˈsɪd iˌɛr i/

serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary; supplementary.
subordinate or secondary:
subsidiary issues.
of or relating to a subsidiary.
noun, plural subsidiaries.
a subsidiary thing or person.
Music. a subordinate theme or subject.
serving to aid or supplement; auxiliary
of lesser importance; subordinate in function
noun (pl) -aries
a person who or thing that is subsidiary
short for subsidiary company

1540s, from Middle French subsidiaire, from Latin subsidiarius “serving to assist or supplement,” from subsidium “help, aid” (see subsidy).


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