supererogatory

[soo-per-uh-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
going beyond the requirements of duty.
2.
greater than that required or needed; superfluous.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin superērogātōrius. See supererogate, -tory1

supererogatorily, adverb
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supererogatory (ˌsuːpərɛˈrɒɡətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  performed to an extent exceeding that required or expected
2.  exceeding what is needed; superfluous
3.  RC Church of, characterizing, or relating to prayers, good works, etc, performed over and above those prescribed as obligatory
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin superērogātōrius; see supererogate]
 
supere'rogatorily
 
adv

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Main Entry:  supererogatory1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  going beyond what is required; superfluous
Etymology:  Latin super- + erogare 'to pay out'
Main Entry:  supererogatory2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  unnecessary
Etymology:  Latin super- + erogare 'to pay out'
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Example sentences
We find consideration of this argument to be supererogatory.
To say more on this aspect of the case would be supererogatory.
To say more about this point would be supererogatory.
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