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surplus

noun balance, bonus, excess, expletive, glut, leavings, margin, nimiety, overabundance, overage, overflow, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, oversupply, redundance, redundancy, remainder, residue, residuum, spare, superabundance, superfluity, superplus, surfeit, surplusage
Associated concepts: accumulated surplus, distribution of surplus, surplus after sale, surplus goods, surplus income, surplus of proceeds, transfer to surplus
See also: balance, bonus, boom, excess, excessive, expendable, needless, net, overage, plethora, profuse, prosperity, redundancy, redundant, remainder, residual, residuary, superfluous, surfeit, unnecessary

SURPLUS. That which is left from a fund which has been appropriated for a particular purpose; the remainder of a thing; the overplus the residue. (q.v.) See 18 Ves. 466.
     2. The following is an example of a surplus; if a thing be put in pledge as a security to pay one hundred dollars, and it be afterwards sold for one hundred and fifty dollars, the fifty dollars will be the surplus. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 697. See Overplus; Residue.

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At zero debt, the continuing unified budget surpluses now projected under current law imply a major accumulation of private assets by the federal government.
Budget surpluses at full employment are now looked upon as acceptable.
Short of an extraordinarily rapid and highly undesirable short-term dissipation of unified surpluses or a transferring of assets to individual privatized accounts, it appears difficult to avoid at least some accumulation of private assets by the government.
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Lower external interest obligations resulting in large part from structural improvements to public finances have underpinned current account surpluses since 1999, contributing to a reduction in net external debt to 75% of current external receipts.
And with the White House and Congress about to release separate new projections showing that budget surpluses will be even bigger than expected in coming years, both parties have been seeking ways to put the additional money to their priorities without allowing the other to paint them as fiscally irresponsible.
half of all three bridges, other local municipalities participated in the two newer bridges by sharing in initial operating deficits (if any) with the benefit of also sharing in any surpluses as specified in the interlocal agreements.