Definition of Plussage

1. an amount over and above another [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plussage

plushie
plushier
plushies
plushiest
plushily
plushiness
plushinesses
plushly
plushness
plushnesses
plushy
plusing
plusquam-
plusquamperfect
plussage (current term)
plussages
plussed
plusses
plussing
plutarchy
plute
pluteal
plutei
pluterperfect
plutes
pluteus
pluteuses
plutino
plutinos

Literary usage of Plussage

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1. Archives of Maryland by Maryland Historical Society (1899)
"... Lord Proprietary & also a Remonstrance to his Lordp relating to Sur- plussage Lands which being layd before the house were read. ..."

2. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, Council of Safety (Conn.)., James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1868)
"... to order and make a just distribution of the sur- plussage or remaining goods and estate of any such intestate as well reall as ..."

3. Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme by Alabama Supreme Court (1844)
"We think these words sur- plussage, and that the declaration would have been sufficient if it had stated merely that an execution had issued on this ..."

4. The Great Schools of England by Howard Staunton (1865)
"Seeing then you will have all applied to the School use, I agree thereto, and have made Sur- plussage first, to serve that use, neither have disannulled the ..."

5. The Law of Pleading in Civil Actions and Defenses Under the Code: Also by Edgar Benton Kinkead (1898)
"... there is a failure of proof;2 but where all of a charge or claim is not proven but a portion is, that not proven may be treated as sur- plussage, ..."

6. A Student Reverie: An Album of Saxony Days (Freiberg Near Dresden)by Frederick Gleason Corning by Frederick Gleason Corning (1920)
"... for here in new uplifting surroundings and so far from home, the young people had gained a sort of plussage in attraction and consequence, ..."

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