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adminicle

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

First recorded in 1550–60; from Latin adminiculum “prop (for vines), support,” equivalent to ad- ad- + element -min- probably related to moenia “defensive walls of a town” + -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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