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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)
1. Performed or observed beyond the required or expected degree.
2. Superfluous; unnecessary: "It was supererogatory for her to gloat" (Mary McCarthy).
supererogatory(ˌsuːpərɛˈrɒɡətərɪ; -trɪ) ,
1. performed to an extent exceeding that required or expected
2. exceeding what is needed; superfluous
3. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church of, characterizing, or relating to prayers, good works, etc, performed over and above those prescribed as obligatory
[C16: from Medieval Latin superērogātōrius; see supererogate]
su•per•e•rog•a•to•ry(ˌsu pər əˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
1. going beyond the requirements of duty.
2. greater than that required or needed; superfluous.
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|Adj.||1.||supererogatory - more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"|