Exorbitance Ex*or"bi*tance, Exorbitancy Ex*or"bi*tan*cy,, n. A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence, enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety; as, the exorbitances of the tongue or of deportment; exorbitance of demands. ``A curb to your exorbitancies.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The lamentable exorbitances of their superstitions. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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  • exorbitance — mid 15c., from EXORBITANT (Cf. exorbitant) + ANCE (Cf. ance) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exorbitance — n. pl. exorbitancies [eg zôr′bi təns, igzr̄′bi təns] n. [ME exorbitaunce: see EXORBITANT] 1. a going beyond what is right or reasonable, as in demands, prices, etc.; extravagance 2. Archaic lawlessness: Also exorbitancy n. exorbitancies …   English World dictionary

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  • exorbitance — exorbitant ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high. DERIVATIVES exorbitance noun exorbitantly adverb. ORIGIN from Latin exorbitare go off the track …   English terms dictionary

  • exorbitance — noun Date: 1609 1. an exorbitant action or procedure; especially excessive or gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety 2. the tendency or disposition to be exorbitant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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