a.1.Tending to defend; defensive; as, defensory preparations.
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s 1591 Martin Mar-Sixtus: A Second Replie Against the defensory and Apology of Sixtus the Fift late Pope of Rome, Defending the Execrable Fact of the Jacobine Frier, Upon the Person of Henry the Third, Late king of France, to be both Commendable, Admirable, and Meritorius.