from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Help or support; an auxiliary.
  • n. Corroborative or explanatory proof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • While looking for something entirely different in the Cassell Concise Dictionary, I ran across the word adminicle, defined as: ADMINICLE.


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