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subsĭdĭum , ii, n. subsideo.
I. Milit. t. t.
B. A body of reserve, an auxiliary corps, auxiliary forces, etc. (class.; syn.: suppetiae, auxilium): duae cohortes de subsidio procedunt, Sisenn. ap. Non. 363, 18: “rem esse in angusto vidit, neque ullum esse subsidium, quod submitti posset,Caes. B. G. 2, 25: “neque certa subsidia collocari poterant,id. ib. 2, 22: “cohortes veteranas in fronte, post eas ceterum exercitum in subsidiis locat,stationed as a reserve, Sall. C. 59, 5.—
II. Transf., in gen., support, assistance, aid, help, protection, etc. (syn. adjumentum).