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 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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  • works of supererogation — (RC) Works which, not absolutely required of each individual for salvation, may be done for the sake of greater perfection, affording the church a store of surplus merit, to eke out the deficient merit of others • • • Main Entry: ↑supererogation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. → supererogation …   English new terms dictionary

  • works of supererogation — n. good deeds believed to have been carried out by saints or able to be performed by men …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Works of supererogation —  Дела сверхдолжные …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • SUPEREROGATION, WORKS OF —    name given in the Roman Catholic theology to works or good deeds performed by saints over and above what is required for their own salvation, and the merit of which is held to be transferable to others in need of indulgence …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • supererogation, works of —  Выполнение сверхдолжного …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 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 — 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

  • 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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