anciently adv. long ago.

anciently adv. long ago.
ancillary adj. & n.
1 (of a person, activity, or service) providing essential support to a central service or industry, esp. the medical service.
2 (often foll. by to) subordinate, subservient.
—n. (pl. -ies)
1 an ancillary worker.
2 something which is ancillary; an auxiliary or accessory.
Etymology: L ancillaris f. ancilla maidservant

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