Definition for SUR'PLUS

SUR'PLUS, n. [Fr. sur and plus, L. id., more.]

  1. Overplus; that which remains when use is satisfied; excess beyond what is prescribed or wanted. In the United States, the surplus of wheat and rye not required for consumption or exportation, is distilled.
  2. In law, the residuum of an estate, after the debts and legacies are paid.

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