suppletory

[suhp-li-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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adjective

supplying a deficiency.

Origin of suppletory

1620–30; < Late Latin supplētōrius, equivalent to supplē(re) (see suppletion) + -tōrius -tory1
Related formssup·ple·to·ri·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of suppletory

  • Will you not, then, make it the beginning of some of the suppletory arts and stratagems of the spiritual life with yourselves?


British Dictionary definitions for suppletory

suppletory

adjective

archaic remedying deficiencies; supplementary
Derived Formssuppletorily, adverb
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