surplusage


sur·plus·age

noun \-(ˌ)plə-sij\

Definition of SURPLUSAGE

1
:  surplus 1a
2
a :  excessive or nonessential matter
b :  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>

First Known Use of SURPLUSAGE

15th century

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