Surplusage

Definition of Surplusage

Sur´plus`age
n.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.

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excess, nimiety, overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, superabundance, surplus
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