noun, plural an·cil·lar·ies.
Origin of ancillary
Examples from the Web for ancillary
But even as the music market goes global, the ancillary cost is a troubling conglomeratization of thought, style, and taste.Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age|Van Dyke Parks|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are ancillary benefits to donating extra campaign cash, too, Miniutti said.Ex-Politicians Keeping $100 Million in Private Slush Funds|Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what if winning is an ancillary goal to the financial health of the organization?The Knicks Aren't a Sports Team. They're a Reality Show, and Phil Jackson is Their Latest Star.|Robert Silverman|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first round failed to achieve any progress even on ancillary issues, such as humanitarian access to the besieged city of Homs.Russian Foreign Minister: We Can’t Get Assad to Do Anything|Josh Rogin|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most sustainable impact—assuming there are no hitches legally—will be ancillary things like that.Ganjapreneurs Flock to Colorado Following Marijuana Legalization|Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was odd how the word seemed to shape the act, though one knew how ancillary it really was.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
The Legal economy is ancillary thereto; it never professed to accomplish the work of grace, as the Judaists would have it do.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
But such non-destructive means would have an ancillary role.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
The evidence for the ancillary dmons and gods he finds in the familiar places.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
This is the case among the leisure class and among certain portions of the population which are ancillary to that class.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
noun plural -laries
Word Origin for ancillary
1660s, "subservient, subordinate," from Latin ancillaris "relating to maidservants," diminutive of ancilla "handmaid," fem. diminutive of anculus "servant," literally "he who bustles about," from root of ambi- "about" (see ambi-) + PIE *kwol-o-, from root *kwel- "move round, turn about, be much about" (see cycle (n.)).