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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 su·per·erog·a·to·ry /ˌsupərɪˈrɑgəˌtori, ˌtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Su·per·e·rog·a·to·ry a. Performed to an extent not enjoined, or not required, by duty or necessity; as, supererogatory services.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose
            excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the
            dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be
            thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by
            technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room";
            "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory
            of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary)
            words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary
            internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the
            needy" [syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare, superfluous,
             supernumerary, surplus]