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supererogate

[soo-per-er-uh-geyt] /ˌsu pərˈɛr əˌgeɪt/
verb (used without object), supererogated, supererogating.
1.
to do more than duty requires.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Late Latin superērogātus (past participle of superērogāre to pay out in addition), equivalent to super- super- + ērogātus past participle of ērogāre to pay out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + rog(ere) to ask + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
supererogation, noun
supererogator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for supererogator

supererogate

/ˌsuːpərˈɛrəˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (obsolete) to do or perform more than is required
Derived Forms
supererogator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin superērogāre to spend over and above, from Latin super- + ērogāre to pay out
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