intransitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
Obs. to do more than is required or expected
Origin of supererogatefrom Late Latin supererogatus, past participle of supererogare, to pay out beyond what is expected from super- (see super-) + erogare, to pay out (after consent by the people) from e- (for ex-), out + rogare, to ask: see rogation
intransitive verbsu·per·er·o·gat·ed, su·per·er·o·gat·ing, su·per·er·o·gates
To do more than is required, ordered, or expected.
Origin of supererogateLate Latin superērogāre superērogāt- to spend over and above Latin super- super- Latin ērogāre to spend ( ē-, ex- ex- ) ( rogāre to ask ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present supererogates, present participle supererogating, simple past and past participle supererogated)
- To engage in supererogation.