Supererogating
Supererogate Su`per*er"o*gate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Supererogated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supererogating}.] [L. supererogatus, p. p. of supererogare to spend or pay out over and above; super over, above + erogare to expend or pay out money from the public treasury after asking the consent of the people. See {Super-}, and {Erogate}, {Rogation}.] To do more than duty requires; to perform works of supererogation; to atone (for a dificiency in another) by means of a surplus action or quality. [1913 Webster]

The fervency of one man in prayer can not supererogate for the coldness of another. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Supererogate — Su per*er o*gate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Supererogated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supererogating}.] [L. supererogatus, p. p. of supererogare to spend or pay out over and above; super over, above + erogare to expend or pay out money from the public treasury …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Supererogated — Supererogate Su per*er o*gate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Supererogated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supererogating}.] [L. supererogatus, p. p. of supererogare to spend or pay out over and above; super over, above + erogare to expend or pay out money from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Supererogation — Su per*er o*ga tion, n. [L. supererogatio a payment in addition.] The act of supererogating; performance of more than duty or necessity requires. [1913 Webster] {Works of supererogation} (R. C. Ch.), those good deeds believed to have been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Works of supererogation — Supererogation Su per*er o*ga tion, n. [L. supererogatio a payment in addition.] The act of supererogating; performance of more than duty or necessity requires. [1913 Webster] {Works of supererogation} (R. C. Ch.), those good deeds believed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supererogate — supererogation, n. supererogator, n. /sooh peuhr er euh gayt /, v.i., supererogated, supererogating. to do more than duty requires. [1730 40; < LL supererogatus (ptp. of supererogare to pay out in addition), equiv. to super SUPER + erogatus ptp.… …   Universalium

  • supererogate — /supərˈɛrəgeɪt/ (say soohpuhr eruhgayt) verb (i) (supererogated, supererogating) to do more than duty requires. {Late Latin superērogātus, past participle, from Latin super above + ērogātus, past participle, paid out} –supererogation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • supererogate — [so͞o΄pərer′ə gāt΄] vi. supererogated, supererogating [< LL supererogatus, pp. of supererogare, to pay out beyond what is expected < super (see SUPER ) + erogare, to pay out (after consent by the people) < e (for ex ), out + rogare, to… …   English World dictionary

  • supererogate — supererogation, n. supererogator, n. /sooh peuhr er euh gayt /, v.i., supererogated, supererogating. to do more than duty requires. [1730 40; < LL supererogatus (ptp. of supererogare to pay out in addition), equiv. to super SUPER + erogatus… …   Useful english dictionary

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