- the quality of being exorbitant; excessiveness.
Origin of exorbitance
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The intolerable oppression upon trade, from the exorbitance of wages and insolence of mariners, would be taken off.An Essay upon Projects
All this is explicable by the exorbitance of the fees charged, about which there was much complaint.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1
Henry Charles Lea
As extravagance is excess in outlay, exorbitance is excess in demands, and especially in pecuniary demands upon others.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
The treaty meets with difficulties in the ratification,—perhaps the exorbitance of the price may occasion them.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9)
Unrea′son, lack of reason; Unrea′sonableness, the state or quality of being unreasonable: exorbitance.
Word Origin and History for exorbitance
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