subsidiary

  • 1subsidiary — sub·sid·i·ary /səb si dē ˌer ē, si də rē/ n pl ar·ies: a company having the majority of its stock owned by another company compare affiliate ◇ The parent company of a subsidiary generally has the same policy making powers as any majority owner… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Subsidiary — Sub*sid i*a*ry, a. [L. subsidiarius: cf. F. subsidiaire. See {Subsidy}.] 1. Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream. [1913 Webster] Chief ruler and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3subsidiary — [səb sid′ē er΄ē, səb sid′ē ər ē] adj. [L subsidiarius < subsidium: see SUBSIDY] 1. giving aid, support, service, etc.; serving to supplement; auxiliary 2. being in a secondary or subordinate relationship 3. of, constituting, or maintained by a …

    English World dictionary

  • 4subsidiary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) less important than but related or supplementary to. 2) (of a company) controlled by a holding or parent company. ► NOUN (pl. subsidiaries) ▪ a subsidiary company. ORIGIN Latin subsidiarius, from subsidium assistance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5Subsidiary — Sub*sid i*a*ry, n.; pl. {Subsidiaries}. One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary. Hammond. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6subsidiary — (adj.) 1540s, from M.Fr. subsidiaire, from L. subsidiarius serving to assist or supplement, from subsidium help, aid (see SUBSIDY (Cf. subsidy)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7subsidiary — *auxiliary, contributory, subservient, ancillary, adjuvant, accessory …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8subsidiary — [adj] secondary, helpful accessory, adjuvant, aiding, ancillary, appurtenant, assistant, assisting, auxiliary, backup, branch, collateral, contributory, cooperative, lesser, minor, serviceable, subject, subordinate, subservient, supplemental,… …

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  • 9Subsidiary — A foreign based affiliate that is a separately incorporated entity under the host country s law. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. subsidiary sub‧sid‧i‧a‧ry 1 [səbˈsɪdiəri ǁ dieri] noun subsidiaries PLURALFORM [countable] a company …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10subsidiary — A separate corporation that is owned by another corporation. American Banker Glossary A wholly or partially owned company that is part of a large corporation. A foreign subsidiary is a separately incorporated entity under the host country s law.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11Subsidiary — A subsidiary, in business matters, is an entity that is controlled by a bigger and more powerful entity. The controlled entity is called a company, corporation, or limited liability company, and the controlling entity is called its parent (or the …

    Wikipedia

  • 12subsidiary — 01. The company is a [subsidiary] of a large, multinational corporation. 02. Many of the companies in this country consist of [subsidiaries] which are simply assembly or warehousing operations. 03. Their business has been bought out, and is now a …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13Subsidiary — A company whose voting stock is more than 50% controlled by another company, usually referred to as the parent company. As long as the parent company has more than 50% of the voting stock in the subsidiary, it has control. In the case of a… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 14subsidiary — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ foreign, offshore (esp. AmE), overseas (esp. BrE) ▪ German, Madrid based, etc. ▪ wholly owned ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15subsidiary — sub|sid|i|a|ry1 [səbˈsıdiəri US dieri] n plural subsidiaries a company that is owned or controlled by another larger company ▪ a subsidiary of a US company ▪ one of our Japanese subsidiaries subsidiary 2 subsidiary2 adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16subsidiary — [[t]səbsɪ̱diəri, AM dieri[/t]] subsidiaries 1) N COUNT: oft N of n, N n A subsidiary or a subsidiary company is a company which is part of a larger and more important company. ...British Asia Airways, a subsidiary of British Airways. 2) ADJ If… …

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