surplusage

[sur-pluhs-ij]

noun

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

Origin of surplusage

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at surplus, -age
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surplusage

noun

law (in pleading, etc) irrelevant matter, such as a superfluous allegation
an excess of words
a less common word for surplus
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