Supererogative Su`per*e*rog"a*tive, a. Supererogatory. [1913 Webster]

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  • supererogative — index excess, superfluous, unnecessary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • supererogative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not required, necessary, or warranted by the circumstances of the case: gratuitous, supererogatory, uncalled for, wanton. See NECESSARY …   English dictionary for students

  • supererogative — su·per·erog·a·tive …   English syllables

  • supererogative — |süpərə̇|rägəd.iv adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin supererogatus + English ive : supererogatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • excess — ex·cess adj: more than a usual or specified amount; specif: additional to an amount specified under another insurance policy excess coverage excess insurance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • superfluous — I adjective additional, adscititious, dispensable, duplicate, excess, excrescent, expendable, extra, extravagant, inessential, inordinate, lavish, luxuriant, luxurious, more than enough, more than sufficient, needless, overflowing, overmuch,… …   Law dictionary

  • unnecessary — I adjective auxiliary, avoidable, dispensable, excess, excessive, expendable, expletive, extra, extraneous, extrinsic, gratuitous, inessential, irrelevant, needless, non necessarius, noncompulsory, optional, overmuch, redundant, spare,… …   Law dictionary

  • gratuitous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. baseless, uncalled for, unwarranted; free, gratis. See nonpayment, supposition. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Voluntary] Syn. for nothing, gratis, complimentary; see free 4 . 2. [Uncalled for] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • uncalled-for — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. undue, unnecessary, superfluous, gratuitous; ill timed, untimely, inopportune. See uselessness, inexpedience. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. unnecessary, needless, unwelcome, inappropriate,… …   English dictionary for students

  • wanton — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lewd, licentious, loose, dissolute, immoral; frolicsome, abandoned, capricious, willful; wild; heartless, malicious; heedless, reckless, wayward, perverse; luxuriant, rampant, exuberant. See… …   English dictionary for students