Sur"plus (?), n. [F., fr. sur over + plus more. See Sur-, and Plus, and cf. Superplus.]


That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.


Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.

<-- = budgetary surplus -->


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Sur"plus, a.

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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