Surplusage meaning

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Surplus; excess.
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An excess of words; verbiage.
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Words or allegations in a legal document or pleading that do not have any legal value.
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Surplus; excess.
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(now rare) A surplus; a superabundance.
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(law) Matter in pleading which is not necessary or relevant to the case, and may be rejected.
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(finance) A greater disbursement than the charge of the accountant amounts to.

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Origin of surplusage

  • From Medieval Latin surplusagium, from surplus.
    From Wiktionary