- an accessory; auxiliary or adjunct.
- Archaic. a maidservant.
Origin of ancilla
Related Words for ancillaworker, hand, colleague, abettor, auxiliary, helper, deputy, servant, assistant, domestic, aide, helpmate, mate, representative, partner, collaborator, subsidiary, attendant, supporter, ally
Examples from the Web for ancilla
Historical Examples of ancilla
I shall have occasion to speak again of Ancilla before her death.
The larger is Ancilla pyramidalis, the smaller Ancilla mucronata.Beautiful Shells of New Zealand
E. G. B. Moss
Ancilla fainted away, and the count, after refunding the money, challenged me to follow him out and measure swords.
I likewise met in the same place Campioni, the husband of the beautiful Ancilla.
In England, where all agreements are binding, Ancilla would have won her case, but at Venice she lost it.