from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which gives aid or support; an auxiliary.
  • noun In law, supporting or corroboratory proof.
  • noun In medicine, any aid to the action of a remedy.
  • noun plural In entomology See adminiculum, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Help or support; an auxiliary.
  • noun (Law) Corroborative or explanatory proof.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an aid.
  • noun an auxiliary.
  • noun corroborative proof.
  • noun background ornamentation on a coin or medal.


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