Definition for SU-PER-NU'MER-A-RY

SU-PER-NU'MER-A-RY, a. [Fr. supernumeraire; L. super and numerus, number.]

  1. Exceeding the number stated or prescribed; as, a supernumerary officer in a regiment; a supernumerary canon in the church.
  2. Exceeding a necessary, a usual or a round number; as, supernumerary addresses; supernumerary expense. – Addison. Fell.

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