Crossword clues for subsidiary
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Subsidiary \Sub*sid"i*a*ry\, n.; pl. Subsidiaries.
One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional
supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary.
Subsidiary \Sub*sid"i*a*ry\, a. [L. subsidiarius: cf. F. subsidiaire. See Subsidy.]
Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream.
Chief ruler and principal head everywhere, not suffragant and subsidiary.
They constituted a useful subsidiary testimony of another state of existence.
Of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy; being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy; as, subsidiary payments to an ally.
George the Second relied on his subsidiary treaties.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1540s, from Latin subsidiarius "belonging to a reserve, of a reserve, reserved; serving to assist or supplement," from subsidium "a help, aid, relief, troops in reserve" (see subsidy). As a noun, c.1600, "subsidiary thing." In Latin the word was used as a noun meaning "the reserve."
a. 1 auxiliary or supplemental. 2 secondary or subordinate. n. 1 A company owned by a parent company or a holding company, also called daughter company or sister company. 2 (context music English) a subordinate theme
adj. relating to something that is added but is not essential; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each other" [syn: accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary]
A subsidiary, subsidiary company or daughter company is a company that is owned or controlled by another company, which is called the parent company, parent, or holding company. The subsidiary can be a company, corporation, or limited liability company. In some cases it is a government or state-owned enterprise.
In the United States railroad industry, an operating subsidiary is a company that is a subsidiary but operates with its own identity, locomotives and rolling stock. In contrast, a non-operating subsidiary would exist on paper only (i.e., stocks, bonds, articles of incorporation) and would use the identity of the parent company.
Subsidiaries are a common feature of business life, and all multinational corporations organize their operations in this way. Examples include holding companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Leucadia National Corporation, Time Warner, or Citigroup; as well as more focused companies such as IBM or Xerox. These, and others, organize their businesses into national and functional subsidiaries, often with multiple levels of subsidiaries.
Usage examples of "subsidiary".
Other things, which pertain to the understanding and hence to the thinking, called matters of faith, are provided everyone in accord with his life, for they are accessory to life and if they have been given precedence, do not become living until they are subsidiary.
Arthur Andersen, the once-revered accounting firm, evaporated overnight as its role in the debacle led to a subsidiary scandal of its own.
The Playa del Sol Company, Ltd, incorporated in the Cayman Islands, dissolved itself and its American subsidiary, Playa Enterprises, declared Chapter 11.
Saul, the stolen adze, and the violation of tapu, were all subsidiary factors?
Vesper had subsequently discovered that NSS was a wholly owned subsidiary of Volto Enterprises Unlimited.
When Lawrence Eagleburger left the State Department in 1984, having been ambassador to Yugoslavia, he became simultaneously a partner of Kissinger Associates, a director of a wholly owned banking subsidiary of the Ljubljanska Banka, a bank then owned by the Belgrade regime, and the American representative of the Yugo mini-car.
Bionetics Laboratories, a subsidiary of Litton Industries, under contract to the National Cancer Institute, on the effects of 123 chemical compounds in bioassays on 20,000 mice covering periods of up to eighty-four weeks.
Its management worshipped the super-capitalist ethic, expanding aggressively, milking governments for development contracts, pressuring the assembly for ever more convenient tax breaks, spreading subsidiaries across the Confederation, shafting the opposition at every opportunity.
Bremen and its subsidiary Bremerhaven seemed to meet the American needs, and their control over this zone was adopted.
Subsidiary problems arise from the fact that such new populations may have one or all of various kinds of cohesiveness, that of a people, or of a race, or of a nation, or of a State, or of another Culture.
The army of craftsmen, meteorologists, artists, rhetoricians, futurologists, sun Warlocks, data patterners, intuitionists, vasteners and devasteners, who formed the company and crew of the Solar Array and all its subsidiaries, were flown or radioed away, called to celebrate in the Grand Transcendence.
Upon a majority vote of the stockholders of Markov Enterprises and its subsidiaries, Lindy was hereby removed from her position as secretary of the corporations and directed to turn over any books, records, or memoranda in her possession relating to her duties and obligations in the said terminated capacity.
The Bay Steamship Company, a hastily, set-up subsidiary, chartered 286 merchant ships totalling 1.
Halo, he had started working for the astroengineering giant Miconia Industrial straight after university, qualifying with a degree in business finance, then diversified into subsidiary management, a highly specialized profession, making sure semi-independent divisions retained their corporate identity even though they were hundreds of light-years from Earth.
The Nest of Nests, it is, the great one far in the north, not the subsidiary Nest where Nialli Apuilana had lived during her brief few months of captivity.