Sup"ple*tive (?), Sup"ple*to*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. suppl'etif, LL. suppletivus, from L. supplere, suppletum, to fill up. See Supply.]

Supplying deficiencies; supplementary; as, a suppletory oath.

 

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Sup"ple*to*ry, n.; pl. Suppletories ().

That which is to supply what is wanted.

Invent suppletories to excuse an evil man. Jer. Taylor.

 

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