Origin of otiose
Related formso·ti·ose·ly, adverbo·ti·os·i·ty [oh-shee-os-i-tee, oh-tee-] /ˌoʊ ʃiˈɒs ɪ ti, ˌoʊ ti-/, o·ti·ose·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for otiose
But to judge from the otiose majesty of some publishers, one would imagine that they had written at least "Childe Harold."Books and Persons|Arnold Bennett
A historian may be a theist; but, so far as his work is concerned, this particular belief is otiose.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
The Bible is verbally inspired at least in the sense that nothing in it is otiose; every word is meant.
Searching comparisons between the arts of Strindberg and Shakespeare are otiose.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
But in the great work of redemption the will of man cannot be otiose.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar