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 for supererogation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Supererogation \Su`per*er`o*ga"tion\, n. [L. supererogatio a
     payment in addition.]
     The act of supererogating; performance of more than duty or
     necessity requires.
     [1913 Webster]
     Works of supererogation (R. C. Ch.), those good deeds
        believed to have been performed by saints, or capable of
        being performed by men, over and above what is required
        for their own salvation.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an effort above and beyond the call of duty

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