- something that is surplus; an excess amount.
- an excess of words.
Origin of surplusage
Examples from the Web for surplusage
But it is precisely this surplusage which has not cognitive status.Essays in Experimental Logic
Well, it is just like I said, it is surplusage to begin with.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
This was the mere wantonness and surplusage of abundant labour.The British Expedition to the Crimea
William Howard Russell
This was a surplusage of duty but not cause for impeachment.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution
L. Carroll Judson
In so far forth, they express the surplusage of vitality over need, the creative freedom of life at play.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
- law (in pleading, etc) irrelevant matter, such as a superfluous allegation
- an excess of words
- a less common word for surplus