- an overprint that alters or restates the face value or denomination of a stamp to which it has been applied.
- a stamp bearing such an overprint.
Origin of surcharge
OTHER WORDS FROM surchargesur·charg·er, nounun·sur·charged, adjective
Words nearby surcharge
How to use surcharge in a sentence
Germany made an important change late last year, freeing green hydrogen producers from paying certain surcharges on electricity.Cheap renewables could make green hydrogen a practical replacement for fossil fuels|Katie McLean|February 24, 2021|MIT Technology Review
We are reassured that your report does not support assertions that the CPUC failed to collect $200 million in fees and surcharges from our regulated entities.Utility Companies Owe Millions to This State Regulatory Agency. The Problem? The Agency Can’t Track What It’s Owed.|by Scott Morris, Bay City News Foundation|February 10, 2021|ProPublica
Cash donations help pay for taxes, ticket fees and fuel surcharges.How your unneeded travel rewards can make a difference|Hugh Biggar|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
For certain surcharges and fees, the CPUC allows companies to self-report what they owe and does not track whether they have paid.
A large portion of the fees were collected as surcharges on customer bills, particularly phone bills, to fund vital assistance programs for poor and disabled people.
The company makes money by adding a 15 percent surcharge to the price of the meal.
The devil was predictably in the details, with a surcharge on the rich and a call to end the state and local tax deduction.RIP: Obama’s Grand Bargain With the GOP on Entitlements|John Avlon|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On this explanation the Central Authority (whilst upholding the auditor's decision in point of law) remitted the surcharge.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
As to the surcharge, I'll take care of that A beautiful creature, is not she, Mary?The Widow's Dog|Mary Russell Mitford
Their income is mainly derived from the local rate, a surcharge of one-twelfth on the land revenue.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir|Sir James McCrone Douie
The sum of the errors of an assay, which is called the surcharge, is reported in the same way.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
It is stated that the surcharge was made up in its peculiar form so as to prevent counterfeiting by the use of ordinary type.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery|Clifton Armstrong Howes