The definition of subsidiary is something that gives support, something that is secondary in importance or an organizational group that is in a lower organizational position.(adjective)
Subsidiary is defined as something that is secondary or extra.(noun)
An example of subsidiary is an extra worksheet for a lesson that focuses on a smaller subject which was covered in the lesson plan for the day.
See subsidiary in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L subsidiarius < subsidium: see subsidy
See subsidiary in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin subsidiārius
Origin: , from subsidium, support; see subsidy.
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