suppletory

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adjective sup·ple·to·ry \sə-ˈplē-tə-rē; ˈsə-plə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of suppletory

  1. :  supplying deficiencies :  supplementary rules suppletory to the contract

Origin and Etymology of suppletory

Latin supplēre


First Known Use: circa 1631

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