Suppletory \Sup"ple*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Suppletories}. That which is to supply what is wanted. [1913 Webster]

Invent suppletories to excuse an evil man. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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  • suppletory — index supplementary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suppletory — [sup′lə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL suppletorius < L suppletus, pp. of supplere, to SUPPLY1] SUPPLEMENTARY …   English World dictionary

  • Suppletory — Suppletive Sup ple*tive, Suppletory Sup ple*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. suppl[ e]tif, LL. suppletivus, from L. supplere, suppletum, to fill up. See {Supply}.] Supplying deficiencies; supplementary; as, a suppletory oath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suppletory — adjective Etymology: Latin supplēre Date: 1628 supplying deficiencies ; supplementary < rules suppletory to the contract > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suppletory — suppletorily, adv. /sup li tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. supplying a deficiency. [1620 30; < LL suppletorius, equiv. to supple(re) (see SUPPLETION) + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • suppletory — adj. making up for a deficiency …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suppletory — sup·ple·to·ry …   English syllables

  • suppletory — sup•ple•to•ry [[t]ˈsʌp lɪˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. supplying a deficiency • Etymology: 1620–30; < LL supplētōrius=supplē(re)+ tōrius tory I …   From formal English to slang

  • suppletory — /ˈsʌplətəri/ (say supluhtuhree), / tri/ (say tree) adjective supplying a deficiency. {Late Latin supplētorius, from Latin supplētus, past participle, filled up} …   Australian English dictionary

  • suppletory — səˈplēd.ərē, ˈsəpləˌtōrē adjective Etymology: Latin suppletus + English ory : supplying deficiencies : supplementary …   Useful english dictionary

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