Surplus

Definition of Surplus

Sur´plus
n.1.That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
2.Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.
a.1.Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
When the price of corn falleth, men give over surplus tillage, and break no more ground.
- Carew.

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