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ˌsu pərˈɛr əˌgeɪtsu·pererogate

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  1. supererogateverb

    To engage in supererogation.

    They who, in their obedience, attain to the greatest height which is possible in this life, are so far from being able to supererogate, and to do more than God requires, ... uE000482748uE001 The Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter XVI, article iv.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Supererogateverb

    To do more than duty requires.

    Etymology: super and erogatio, Lat.

    So by an abbey’s skeleton of late,
    I heard an eccho supererogate
    Through imperfection, and the voice restore,
    As if she had the hiccup o’er and o’er. John Cleveland.

    Aristotle acted his own instructions, and his obsequious sectators have supererogated in observance. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supererogateverb

    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

  2. Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supererogate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supererogate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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