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surcharge


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Surcharge  \Sur*charge"\,  v.  t. 
  To  print  or  write  a  surcharge  on  (a  postage  stamp). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Surcharge  \Sur*charge"\,  n.  [F.] 
  1.  (Railroads)  A  charge  over  the  usual  or  legal  rates. 
 
  2.  Something  printed  or  written  on  a  postage  stamp  to  give  it 
  a  new  legal  effect,  as  a  new  valuation,  a  place  a  date, 
  etc.;  also  (Colloq.),  a  stamp  with  a  surcharge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Surcharge  \Sur*charge"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Surcharged};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Surcharging}.]  [F.  surcharger.  See  {Sur-},  and 
  {Charge},  and  cf  {Overcharge},  {Supercharge},  {Supercargo}.] 
  1.  To  overload;  to  overburden;  to  overmatch;  to  overcharge; 
  as  to  surcharge  a  beast  or  a  ship;  to  surcharge  a  cannon. 
 
  Four  charged  two  and  two  surcharged  one  --Spenser. 
 
  Your  head  reclined,  as  hiding  grief  from  view, 
  Droops  like  a  rose  surcharged  with  morning  dew. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  To  overstock;  especially,  to  put  more  cattle  into  as 
  a  common,  than  the  person  has  a  right  to  do  or  more 
  than  the  herbage  will  sustain.  Blackstone. 
  b  (Equity)  To  show  an  omission  in  (an  account)  for  which 
  credit  ought  to  have  been  given  --Story.  Daniel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Surcharge  \Sur*charge"\,  n.  [F.] 
  1.  An  overcharge;  an  excessive  load  or  burden;  a  load  greater 
  than  can  well  be  borne. 
 
  A  numerous  nobility  causeth  poverty  and 
  inconvenience  in  a  state,  for  it  is  surcharge  of 
  expense.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  The  putting,  by  a  commoner,  of  more  beasts  on  the 
  common  than  he  has  a  right  to 
  b  (Equity)  The  showing  an  omission,  as  in  an  account, 
  for  which  credit  ought  to  have  been  given  --Burrill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  surcharge 
  n  :  an  additional  charge  (as  for  items  previously  omitted  or  as 
  a  penalty  for  failure  to  exercise  common  caution  or 
  common  skill) 
  v  1:  charge  an  extra  fee,  as  for  a  special  service 
  2:  rip  off  ask  an  unreasonable  price  [syn:  {overcharge},  {soak}, 
  {gazump},  {fleece},  {plume},  {pluck},  {rob},  {hook}] 
  [ant:  {undercharge}] 
  3:  fill  to  capacity  with  people;  "The  air  raids  had  surcharged 
  the  emergency  wards" 
  4:  print  a  new  denomination  on  a  stamp  or  a  banknote 
  5:  fill  to  an  excessive  degree;  "The  air  was  surcharged  with 
  tension" 
  6:  place  too  much  a  load  on  [syn:  {overload},  {overcharge}] 
  7:  show  an  omission  in  (an  account)  for  which  credit  ought  to 
  have  been  given 




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