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suppletory (plural suppletories)

  1. A source of supply.
    Invent suppletories to excuse an evil man. — Jeremy Taylor.


suppletory (comparative more suppletory, superlative most suppletory)

  1. Supplying deficiencies; supplementary.
    a suppletory oath

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.