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ADJUNCTS, English law. Additional judges appointed to determine causes in the High Court of Delegates, when the former judges cannot decide in consequence of disagreement, or because one of the law judges of the court was not one of the majority. Shelf. on Lun. 310.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Contenting myself with the certainty that Music, in its various modes of metre, rhythm, and rhyme, is of so vast a moment in Poetry as never to be wisely rejected -- is so vitally important an adjunct, that he is simply silly who declines its assistance, I will not now pause to maintain its absolute essentiality.
I saw then that the unusually forlorn and stunted look of the house was partly due to the loss of what is known in New England as the "L": that long deep-roofed adjunct usually built at right angles to the main house, and connecting it, by way of storerooms and tool-house, with the wood-shed and cow-barn.
Indeed, in another minute we were in a lofty room with skylight, easels, dressing-cupboard, platform, and every other adjunct save the signs of actual labor.
She was a mere adjunct in the twilight life of her aunt, a Frenchwoman, and her uncle, the orange merchant, a Basque peasant, to whom her other uncle, the great man of the family, the priest of some parish in the hills near Tolosa, had sent her up at the age of thirteen or thereabouts for safe keeping.
For many adjuncts who rely on teaching as their main source of income, this is a too-familiar reality: low wages, scarce benefits, and huge workloads, piecing together an income making a few thousand dollars per course each semester, often in extremely tenuous situations without a guarantee of future employment.
Poorly paid adjuncts may garner the most sympathy, but they are not the only victims.
Adjuncts, for example, are now more likely to get pay raises, have job stability and be welcome in faculty circles.
Adult-education adjuncts will be paid a dollar more, at $37 per student-contact hour.
And most (nearly 200 adjuncts at Nassau Community College don't belong to the union) have joined the union.
Maybe if they made them more available to adjuncts who are there on different schedules that would be great because they do look interesting.
Overall, universities are hiring adjuncts at a rate of 3 to 1 over full time faculty and more than 70% of faculty hiring in higher education was adjunct rather than full-time faculty (Bettinger & Long, 2010; Caruth & Caruth, 2013).
Adjuncts are paid per course or per credit hour where total earnings vary based on workload.