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surplusage

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noun sur·plus·age \-(ˌ)plə-sij\

Definition of surplusage

  1. 1 :  surplus 1a

  2. 2a :  excessive or nonessential matterb :  matter introduced in legal pleading which is not necessary or relevant to the case



Examples of surplusage

  1. <a mall with a surplusage of stores all selling the same lines of clothing>



15th Century

First Known Use of surplusage

15th century


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