Noun(1) an effort above and beyond the call of duty
(1) I say that these - which are the laws of mesmerism in its general features - it would be supererogation to demonstrate; nor shall I inflict upon my readers so needless a demonstration to-day.(2) As a result, there can be no question of moving from commandments to counsels in a simplistic way, and no sense that perfection involves supererogation .(3) In partnership with moral theology, it forms also a practical theology of the Christian life that does not require perfection as supererogation .(4) All this comes as a prodigal act of supererogation : Merely confronted with Shakespeare's poetic diction and iambic pentameter, few cast members manage to keep their heads above water.(5) He can make this claim because of his adherence to the holiness code and his supererogation of the law.(6) to maximize profits is for management not an optional exercise or a work of supererogation(7) We need not go on to the details of the role of Koranic recitation in other prayers, obligatory and supererogatory .(8) It might be morally better to give the money to charity, but such contributions seem supererogatory , that is, above and beyond the call of duty.(9) It is evident that, if required, congregations can be organized for supererogatory prayers.(10) Some of these observances will seem supererogatory or alien to us; but Newman's key point is that we ├ö├ç├┐need not go out of the round of the day├ö├ç├û in order to enter into the divine service that frees us from captivity to our selfish desires.
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