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exorbitance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  lamentable  exorbitances  of  their  superstitions. 
  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exorbitance 
  n  :  excessive  excess  [syn:  {outrageousness}] 




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