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Superplusage, n. Also: -pluss-. [Late ME and e.m.E. surplusage (Lydgate), supplusage (c1475); Superplus n.] = Superplus n. 1. — 1624 Misc. Maitl. C. III 504.
I do … give and bequaith all the superplusage rest and residew of my estait, guidis [etc.] … and also the superplusage of certane dettis or moneyis … remaninge ower and aboue the satisfeing the annuyties [etc.] … assignit be me vnto … Margaret my sister … vnto the Proveist, Baillies [etc.] … of … Edinburgh
1636 Edinb. B. Rec. VII 181.
The counsall haiveing disponit unto theme … certan kirk rentis whairof the superplussage which is resting yeirlie of what is not bestowit upon the ministrie … the counsall hes thocht sall be bestowed … for help to pay the saids ministers stipends

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