from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Performed or observed beyond the required or expected degree.
- adj. Superfluous; unnecessary: "It was supererogatory for her to gloat” ( Mary McCarthy).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to supererogation; doing more than is required, especially with reference to good works in Roman Catholicism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Performed to an extent not enjoined, or not required, by duty or necessity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Partaking of supererogation; performed to an extent not enjoined or not required by duty; unnecessary; superfluous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. more than is needed, desired, or required
From Latin superērogātōrius ("supererogatory"), from superērogātiō ("payment in addition"), from superērogō ("pay out over and above"), from super ("above") + ērogō ("pay out, expend"); from ex ("out of, from") + rogō ("ask; request"). (Wiktionary)