supererogative


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su·per·e·rog·a·to·ry

 (so͞o′pər-ĭ-rŏg′ə-tôr′ē) also su·per·e·rog·a·tive (-tĭv)
adj.
1. Performed or observed beyond the required or expected degree.
2. Superfluous; unnecessary: "It was supererogatory for her to gloat" (Mary McCarthy).
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supererogative

adjective
Not required, necessary, or warranted by the circumstances of the case:
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While Turner makes a heroic effort to throw off a number of the old dogmas, it would have been supererogative if he had repudiated them all.