ancillary ( ancillaries plural )
1 adj The ancillary workers in an institution are the people such as cleaners and cooks whose work supports the main work of the institution.
...ancillary staff., ...ancillary services like cleaning.
Ancillary is also a noun., n-count
...ancillaries who look after the children in the playground.
2 adj Ancillary means additional to something else.
FORMAL usu ADJ n
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