What does subsidiary mean?

Definitions for subsidiary
səbˈsɪd iˌɛr isub·sidia·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldiernoun

    an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

  2. subsidiary company, subsidiaryadjective

    a company that is completely controlled by another company

  3. auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementaryadjective

    functioning in a supporting capacity

    "the main library and its auxiliary branches"

Wiktionary

  1. subsidiarynoun

    A company owned by the parent company or holding company

  2. subsidiarynoun

    a subordinate theme

  3. subsidiaryadjective

    auxiliary or supplemental

  4. subsidiaryadjective

    secondary or subordinate

  5. subsidiaryadjective

    of, or relating to a subsidy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subsidiaryadjective

    furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream

    Etymology: [L. subsidiarius: cf. F. subsidiaire. See Subsidy.]

  2. Subsidiaryadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. subsidiarius: cf. F. subsidiaire. See Subsidy.]

  3. Subsidiarynoun

    one who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary

    Etymology: [L. subsidiarius: cf. F. subsidiaire. See Subsidy.]

Freebase

  1. Subsidiary

    A subsidiary company, subsidiary, or sister company is a company that is completely or partly owned and partly or wholly controlled by another company that owns more than half of the subsidiary's stock. The subsidiary can be a company, corporation, or limited liability company. In some cases it is a government or state-owned enterprise. The controlling entity is called its parent company, parent, or holding company. An operating subsidiary is a business term constantly used within the United States railroad industry. In the case of a railroad, it refers to 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 and would use the identity and rolling stock 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, Time Warner, or Citigroup; as well as more focused companies such as IBM, or Xerox Corporation. These, and others, organize their businesses into national and functional subsidiaries, oftentimes with multiple levels of subsidiaries.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. subsidiary

    A competitor who has come off his perch through threats or bribes, or both.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'subsidiary' in Nouns Frequency: #2033

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subsidiary in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subsidiary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of subsidiary in a Sentence

  1. The United:

    The company denies that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of The United States law set forth in each of the indictments.

  2. Industry Minister Jan Mladek:

    The most probable option is a subsidiary of CEZ because that is the most painless one, as it allows for the entry of the technology supplier, but only into the blocks, and not into CEZ as such.

  3. United States:

    The company denies that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of United States law set forth in each of the indictments, is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng, and believes the United States courts will ultimately reach the same conclusion.

  4. Greece Eduardo Moura:

    The ruling in favor of (Eldorado subsidiary) Hellas Gold is the result of a lawsuit we filed months ago, it doesn't allow us to start activities in Halkidiki but it undermines the argument that the ministry used to revoke our permits.

  5. Mark Warner:

    The company denies that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of Mark Warner law set forth in each of the indictments, is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng, and believes the Mark Warner courts will ultimately reach the same conclusion.

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