surplusage

surplusage
Extraneous, impertinent, superfluous, or unnecessary matter. Matter in any instrument which is unnecessary to its meaning and does not affect its validity; whatever is extraneous, impertinent, superfluous or unnecessary, and in procedure means matter which is not necessary or relevant to the case. Morrow v. Morrow, Tex.Civ.App., 382 S.W.2d 785, 786.
The remainder or surplus of money left.
See also surplus
Pleading.
Allegations of matter wholly foreign and impertinent to the cause. All matter beyond the circumstances necessary to constitute the action. Any allegation without which the pleading would yet be adequate. On motion, the court may order stricken from the pleadings any insufficient defense, redundant, immaterial, or scandalous matter. Fed.R.Civil P. 12(f)

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • surplusage — sur·plus·age / sər ˌplə sij/ n: excessive or nonessential matter; esp: matter contained in a pleading that is unnecessary or irrelevant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. surplusage …   Law dictionary

  • Surplusage — Sur plus*age, n. [See {Surplus}, and cf. {Superplusage}.] 1. Surplus; excess; overplus; as, surplusage of grain or goods beyond what is wanted. [1913 Webster] Take what thou please of all this surplusage. Spenser. [1913 Webster] A surplusage… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surplusage — surplus, superfluity, overplus, *excess Analogous words: & Antonyms: see those at SURPLUS n …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • surplusage — [sʉr′plus΄ij, sʉr′pləsij] n. [ME: see SURPLUS & AGE] 1. surplus; excess 2. a) irrelevant or superfluous words or matter b) Law such matter in the pleading of a case …   English World dictionary

  • Surplusage — In jurisprudence, surplusage is a useless statement completely irrelevant to the cause. Surplusages may be included in any declaration, plea, or claim. According to LectLaw ref|lectlaw References # [http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/s209.htm Lectlaw]… …   Wikipedia

  • surplusage — noun A surplus; a superabundance. If then thee list my offred grace to vse, / Take what thou please of all this surplusage; / If thee list not, leaue haue thou to refuse [...] …   Wiktionary

  • surplusage — noun Date: 15th century 1. surplus 1a 2. a. excessive or nonessential matter b. matter introduced in legal pleading which is not necessary or relevant to the case …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • surplusage — /serr plus ij/, n. 1. something that is surplus; an excess amount. 2. an excess of words. [1375 1425; late ME; see SURPLUS, AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • surplusage — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate: excess, fat, glut, overage, overflow, overmuch, overrun, overstock, oversupply, superfluity, surplus. See EXCESS …   English dictionary for students

  • surplusage — sur·plus·age || sÉœrplÊŒs /s / sɜːplÉ™s n. surplus; wordiness, verbiage, excess of words; parts of a pleading that are excessive and unnecessary (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surplusage — n. 1. See surplus. 2. (Law.) Irrelevant matter …   New dictionary of synonyms

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