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 have been performed by saints, or capable of being performed by men, over and above what is required for their own salvation. [1913 Webster]


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  • Supererogation — (von lateinisch super über , oberhalb und erogare verteilen , spenden ) bezeichnet in der Ethik (vor allem der theologischen Ethik) Handlungen, mit denen jemand mehr tut, als seine Pflicht verlangt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Theologie 2 Philosophie 3… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Supererogation — (Late Lat. supererogatio, payment beyond what is due or asked, from super, beyond, erogare, to pay out, expend, ex, out, rogare, to ask) is the performance of more than is asked for, the action of doing more than duty requires. Supererogatory, in …   Wikipedia

  • Supererogation — (v. lat.), 1) überhaupt was nicht durch ein Pflichtgebot verlangt wird; 2) das Mehr über das Verlangte, über die Pflicht. Daher Supererogatorische Werke, nach katholischer Lehre theils solche gute Werke, die im Evangelium nur angerathen, nicht… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • supererogation — [so͞o΄pərer΄ə gā′shən] n. 〚LL supererogatio < supererogatus: see SUPEREROGATE〛 the act of doing more than is required or expected * * * See supererogate. * * * …   Universalium

  • supererogation — 1520s, the doing of more than duty requires, in Catholic theology, from L.L. supererogationem (nom. supererogatio) a payment in addition, from supererogatus, pp. of supererogare pay or do additionally, from L. super above, over (see SUPER (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • supererogation — [so͞o΄pərer΄ə gā′shən] n. [LL supererogatio < supererogatus: see SUPEREROGATE] the act of doing more than is required or expected …   English World dictionary

  • supererogation — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin supererogation , supererogatio, from supererogare to perform beyond the call of duty, from Late Latin, to expend in addition, from Latin super + erogare to expend public funds after asking the consent of the people …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supererogation — noun Doing more than is required. Surprisingly, the history of supererogation in non religious ethical theory is very recent, (...) mdash; David Heyd: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy …   Wiktionary

  • supererogation — [ˌsu:pərɛrə geɪʃ(ə)n] noun the performance of more work than duty requires. Phrases works of supererogation (in the Roman Catholic Church) actions believed to form a fund of merit that can be drawn on by prayer in favour of sinners. Derivatives… …   English new terms dictionary

  • supererogation — n. the performance of more than duty requires. Phrases and idioms: works of supererogation RC Ch. actions believed to form a reserve fund of merit that can be drawn on by prayer in favour of sinners. Derivatives: supererogatory adj. Etymology: LL …   Useful english dictionary

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