Meaning of AUXILIARY in English


Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -ries

Date: 1567

1 a : an auxiliary person, group, or device specifically : a member of a foreign force serving a nation at war b : a Roman Catholic titular bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and not having the right of succession ― called also auxiliary bishop

2 : an auxiliary boat or ship

3 : an auxiliary verb

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