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Meaning of SURPLUSAGE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a quantity much larger than is needed
 

SURPLUSAGE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: excess, surplus
 
 See Also: overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, superabundance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sur"plus*age\, n. [See {Surplus}, and cf.
{Superplusage}.]
1. Surplus; excess; overplus; as, surplusage of grain or
   goods beyond what is wanted.

         Take what thou please of all this surplusage.
                                               --Spenser.

         A surplusage given to one part is paid out of a
         reduction from another part of the same creature.
                                               --Emerson.

2. (Law) Matter in pleading which is not necessary or
   relevant to the case, and which may be rejected.

3. (Accounts) A greater disbursement than the charge of the
   accountant amounts to. [Obs.] --Rees.

 

 

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