noun an·cil·la \an-ˈsi-lə\
plural an·cil·lae\-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of ANCILLA

:  an aid to achieving or mastering something difficult

Origin of ANCILLA

Latin, female servant
First Known Use: 1902


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