suppletory

adjective
sup·​ple·​to·​ry | \ sə-ˈplē-tə-rē How to pronounce suppletory (audio) ; ˈsə-plə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce suppletory (audio) \

Definition of suppletory

: supplying deficiencies : supplementary rules suppletory to the contract

First Known Use of suppletory

circa 1631, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for suppletory

Latin supplēre

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“Suppletory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suppletory. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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