not as important as the thing to which it is a part or connected The bank is authorized to exercise such incidental powers as necessary to carry on the business of banking.
- Liability for any breach (=violation) of this agreement will not extend to any incidental damages or losses.
- Food is only incidental to the sale of beverages.
- The risks covered by the insurance were 'merely incidental' at best.
- Incidentals is a short form sometimes used instead of the complete term incidental damages. Incidental damages are damages that are reasonably related to actual damages. One example is a seller's commercially reasonable expenses for stopping delivery or caring for goods after a buyer's breach of contract.