ancillary action

A suit maintainable in a court of equity on the ground that it is ancillary to an action in another court and in aid of the enforcement of rights involved in such action. The remedies of injunction, receivership, discovery, and perpetuation of testimony are examples of ancillary jurisdiction in equity. 19 Am J2d Equity § 16. See ancillary proceeding.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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