AUXILIARY (from Lat. auxilium, help), that which gives
aid or support; the term is used in grammar of a verb which completes the
tense, mood or voice of another verb; in engineering, e.g. of the
low steam power used to supplement the sail-power in sailing ships, still
occasionally used in yachts, sealers or whalers; and in military use, of
foreign or allied troops, more properly of any troops not permanently
maintained under arms. In the British army the term "Auxiliary Forces"
was employed formerly to include the Militia, the Imperial Yeomanry and
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