- an excess over a particular amount; surplus: After the harvest the overplus was distributed among the tenantry.
Origin of overplus
1350–1400; Middle English; partial translation of Old French surplus surplus
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Examples from the Web for overplus
The rent may then be taken, including all expences, and the overplus left in the hands of the constable for the owner's use.
This overplus, after the deduction of expenses, is the real gain.Sophisms of the Protectionists
This overplus, deducting the expenses, is real wealth added to the land.
And any overplus at the end of each season to be sunk in a General Gaudeamus.The Spirit of the Links
The overplus returned after paying for a thing in a round sum.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
- surplus or excess quantity
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