supererogatory

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pertaining to supererogation, or doing more than is required, especially with reference to good works in Roman Catholicism
Performed to an extent not enjoined, or not required, by duty or necessity; as, supererogatory services
{s} being more than what is required, going beyond the call of duty; excessive, redundant, superfluous
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    su·per·e·rog·a·to·ry

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    Etymology

    [ "sü-p&-ri-'rä-g& ] (adjective.) 1593. 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”).

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