accessorial

adjective
ac·​ces·​so·​ri·​al | \ ˌak-sə-ˈsȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce accessorial (audio) \

Definition of accessorial

1 : of or relating to an accessory accessorial liability
2 : of, relating to, or constituting an accession : supplementary accessorial services

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Examples of accessorial in a Sentence

an accessorial service, such as packing, will add substantially to the moving company's basic fee
Recent Examples on the Web If accessorial or conspiracy charges plausibly can be lodged against those people, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "'Burn it all down': The most powerful commentary about serial abuser Larry Nassar," 25 Jan. 2018 If accessorial or conspiracy charges plausibly can be lodged against those people, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "'Burn it all down': The most powerful commentary about serial abuser Larry Nassar," 25 Jan. 2018 If accessorial or conspiracy charges plausibly can be lodged against those people, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "'Burn it all down': The most powerful commentary about serial abuser Larry Nassar," 25 Jan. 2018 If accessorial or conspiracy charges plausibly can be lodged against those people, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "'Burn it all down': The most powerful commentary about serial abuser Larry Nassar," 25 Jan. 2018 If accessorial or conspiracy charges plausibly can be lodged against those people, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "'Burn it all down': The most powerful commentary about serial abuser Larry Nassar," 25 Jan. 2018 If accessorial or conspiracy charges plausibly can be lodged against those people, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "'Burn it all down': The most powerful commentary about serial abuser Larry Nassar," 25 Jan. 2018 If accessorial or conspiracy charges plausibly can be lodged against those people, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "'Burn it all down': The most powerful commentary about serial abuser Larry Nassar," 25 Jan. 2018 Even a retiring senator is preferable to the accessorial cowardice of people like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Jeff Flake Is a Product of the Same Politics That Brought Us Donald Trump," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of accessorial

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accessorial

accessory entry 1 + -al entry 1

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The first known use of accessorial was in 1726

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“Accessorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accessorial. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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accessorial

adjective
ac·​ces·​so·​ri·​al | \ ˌak-sə-ˈsōr-ē-əl How to pronounce accessorial (audio) \

Legal Definition of accessorial

1 : of or relating to an accessory accessorial acts
2 : of lesser importance the principal has the principal or primary duty and the surety an accessorial or a secondary dutyRestatement of Security

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