something that is surplus; an excess amount.
an excess of words.

1375–1425; late Middle English; see surplus, -age Unabridged
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surplusage (ˈsɜːpləsɪdʒ)
1.  law (in pleading, etc) irrelevant matter, such as a superfluous allegation
2.  an excess of words
3.  a less common word for surplus

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Example sentences
It would be mere surplusage to dwell further upon the influence of the
  grotesque in the third civilization.
The defendant's motion to strike surplusage from the indictment and the motion
  to dismiss the indictment are somewhat related.
The court on motion by either party may strike surplusage from the indictment
  or information.
It is well settled that no provision of law should be construed so as to render
  a word or clause surplusage.
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