a.1.Tending to defend; defensive; as, defensory preparations.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The intuition implies that the right to health of article 196 of the 1988 Brazilian Constitution (30) and of article 12 of the ICESCR, (31) which Brazil ratified in 1991, (32) should include the treatment for diabetes claimed in the structural action of the Public Defensory. Yet this is far from obvious.
A sense that history is a theatre that pits God against villainy but that offers more drama than clarity appears also in the implied dramaturgy of one R.W.'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.