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Adjective: subsidiary  sub'si-dee,e-ree [N. Amer], sub'si-dee-u-ree [Brit]
  1. Functioning in a supporting capacity
    "the main library and its subsidiary branches";
    - auxiliary, supplemental, supplementary
  2. Lower in rank or importance
    - subordinate, low-level
Noun: subsidiary  sub'si-dee,e-ree [N. Amer], sub'si-dee-u-ree [Brit]
  1. An assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    - subordinate, underling, foot soldier, understrapper [informal]
  2. A company that is completely controlled by another company
    - subsidiary company

Derived forms: subsidiaries

See also: adjunct, assistant, associate, inferior, position, secondary, status, subordinate, under

Type of: aid, assistant, company, help, helper, supporter

Encyclopedia: Subsidiary