Definition of suppletory in English:

suppletory

adjective

  • That makes good a deficiency; supplementary; = "suppletive". With of, to. Now chiefly Law.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Donne (1572–1631), poet and Church of England clergyman. Partly (as adjective) from post-classical Latin suppletorius supplementary;.

Pronunciation

suppletory

/səˈpliːt(ə)ri/ /ˈsʌplɪt(ə)ri/