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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Supererogation, Works of
Name given in the Roman Catholic theology to works or good deeds performed by saints over and above what is required for their own salvation, and the merit of which is held to be transferable to others in need of indulgence.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Supererogation, Works of'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/supererogation-works-of.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.