Supererogatory



[soo-per-uh-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌsu pər əˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
going beyond the requirements of duty.
2.
greater than that required or needed; superfluous.
supererogatory
/ˌsuːpərɛˈrɒɡətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
performed to an extent exceeding that required or expected
2.
exceeding what is needed; superfluous
3.
(RC Church) of, characterizing, or relating to prayers, good works, etc, performed over and above those prescribed as obligatory
adjective

unnecessary
Word Origin

Latin super- + erogare ‘to pay out’

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