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SURPLUS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

That which remains of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose; the remainder of a thing; the overplus; the residue. See People’s F. Ius. Co. v. Parker, 35 N. J. Law, 577; Towery v. McGaw (Ky.) 56 S. W. 727; Appeal of Coates, 2 Pa. 137.


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