supererogatory

adjective su·per·erog·a·to·ry \ ˌsü-pər-i-ˈrä-gə-ˌtȯr-ē \
Updated on: 8 Jan 2018

Definition of supererogatory

1 : observed or performed to an extent not enjoined or required

Examples of supererogatory in a Sentence

  1. now that the dress code has been e-mailed to everyone and posted on our intranet site, a paper memo about it seems supererogatory

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