Definition of supererogatory in English:

supererogatory

adjective

  • See supererogation

    • ‘We need not go on to the details of the role of Koranic recitation in other prayers, obligatory and supererogatory.’
    • ‘Some of these observances will seem supererogatory or alien to us; but Newman's key point is that we ‘need not go out of the round of the day’ in order to enter into the divine service that frees us from captivity to our selfish desires.’
    • ‘It is evident that, if required, congregations can be organized for supererogatory prayers.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

supererogatory

/ˌsuːpərɪˈrɒɡət(ə)ri/