accessorial

adjective

ac·​ces·​so·​ri·​al ˌak-sə-ˈsȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce accessorial (audio)
1
: of or relating to an accessory
accessorial liability
2
: of, relating to, or constituting an accession : supplementary
accessorial services

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, 25 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 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 1 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

accessorial

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