Definition Of subsidiary

noun

a company controlled by a holding company.

Most public companies have a holding company and subsidiaries .

adjective

less important than but related or supplementary to something.

many environmentalists argue that the cause of animal rights is subsidiary to that of protecting the environment

less important than but related or supplementary to.

many environmentalists argue that the cause of animal rights is subsidiary to that of protecting the environment

Example Of subsidiary

  • A third priority amendment centers on eliminating cross-shareholding between parent and subsidiary companies.

  • Aborigines and other non-European Australians are subsidiary to Ward's analysis.

  • According to Fortune, about 88 per cent of the operation was bought by the holding company through a Dutch subsidiary .

  • All other human faculties or needs are made subsidiary to this power.

  • all the firm's subsidiary companies have to operate under broad general guidelines


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