surplusage

[ sur-pluhs-ij ]
/ ˈsɜr plʌs ɪdʒ /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. surpass,
  2. surpassing,
  3. surplice,
  4. surplus,
  5. surplus value,
  6. surprint,
  7. surprisal,
  8. surprise,
  9. surprise party,
  10. surprise symphony

Origin of surplusage

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

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British Dictionary definitions for surplusage

surplusage

/ (ˈsɜːpləsɪdʒ) /

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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