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exorbitance

[ ig-zawr-bi-tuhns ]

noun

  1. the quality of being exorbitant; excessiveness.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of exorbitance1

1400–50; late Middle English exorbitaunce; exorbitant, -ance

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Example Sentences

The intolerable oppression upon trade, from the exorbitance of wages and insolence of mariners, would be taken off.

Unrea′son, lack of reason; Unrea′sonableness, the state or quality of being unreasonable: exorbitance.

It was borne upon them that this exorbitance, a strange incident in their own lives, was to these others a daily occurrence.

The treaty meets with difficulties in the ratification,—perhaps the exorbitance of the price may occasion them.

All this is explicable by the exorbitance of the fees charged, about which there was much complaint.

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