One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1That superexcels; excellent to a high degree, or above all others; very, or more than usually, excellent.
2Freemasonry (chiefly US). Usually with capital initial. Designating a high degree of Master Mason, or a person who has attained this degree.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Fisher (c1469–1535), bishop of Rochester, cardinal, and martyr. From post-classical Latin superexcellent-, superexcellens that superexcels, superior, use as adjective of present participle of superexcellere superexcel.
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