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adminicle

[ ad-min-i-kuhl ]
/ ædˈmɪn ɪ kəl /
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noun

an aid; auxiliary.

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Origin of adminicle

1550–60; <Latin adminiculum prop, support (ad-ad- + -min- probably to be identified with the base of ēminere to stick out, protrude (see eminent) + -i--i- + -culum-cle2)

OTHER WORDS FROM adminicle

ad·mi·nic·u·lar [ad-muh-nik-yuh-ler], /ˌæd məˈnɪk yə lər/, ad·mi·nic·u·lar·y [ad-muh-nik-yuh-ler-ee], /ˌæd məˈnɪk yəˌlɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adminicle

adminicle
/ (ædˈmɪnɪkəl) /

noun

law something contributing to prove a point without itself being complete proof

Word Origin for adminicle

C16: from Latin adminiculum support
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