- 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.
- (law) The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.
- (law) assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.
funds in public treasury greater than ordinary needs
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surplus (not comparable)
- Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
being a surplus
surplus m (plural surplus)
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