Meaning of AUXILIARY in English

[ ɔ:g'zɪlɪəri , ɒg- ]

■ adjective providing additional help or support.

■ noun ( plural auxiliaries ) an ~ person or thing.

↘ N. Amer. a group of volunteers who assist a church, hospital, etc. with charitable activities.


ME: from L. auxiliarius , from auxilium 'help'.

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