Definition of otiose in English:
1Serving no practical purpose or result: he did fuss, uttering otiose explanations
More example sentences
- But in the hospital case such a purpose is otiose.
- I agree with her submission that his construction would render paragraph 3 in practice otiose.
- If so, it would be otiose for the officer concerned to give an explanation.
late 18th century: from Latin otiosus, from otium 'leisure'.
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