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English Dictionary: supererogatory by the DICT Development Group
2 results for supererogatory
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
    Synonym(s): excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Supererogatory \Su`per*e*rog"a*to*ry\, a.
      Performed to an extent not enjoined, or not required, by duty
      or necessity; as, supererogatory services. --Howell.
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