Complete Definition of "supererogatory"

English
Etymology
From Latin supererogare, from super- + erogare ‘pay out’ (which is e- + rogare ‘ask’).

Pronunciation
IPA: /su:pərɛ'rɒgətəri/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. pertaining to supererogation, or doing more than is required, especially with reference to good works in Roman Catholicism

#:*1988: ‘In now you come,’ she ordered, ‘and we make love.’ That seemed supererogatory to David Jones, who, under the gaze of the painted deer, got in there and did as he was told. — Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron
#:*2002: It is, for example, not clear whether “love thy enemy” is a precept or a supererogatory counsel.— David Heyd: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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