Definition of "surplusage"
  1. Unnecessary language in a legal document that doesn't affect its legal validity and can be disregarded
How to use "surplusage" in a sentence
  1. In reviewing the contract, the attorney removed the surplusage to simplify the text.
  2. The surplusage in the will confused the beneficiaries.
  3. Omitting the surplusage made the court order clearer.

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