Pronunciation key

( ig-zôrbə-təns )



[L. exorbitans].

  1. Quality of being exorbitant. Excessiveness in what is reasonable or right such as with price, need, act or demands: extravagance. Going beyond what is proper and due limits.
  2. [Archaic] lawlessness.

Syn. Excess.


  • The American College Dictionary (Random House) ©1949
  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Webster's Improved Dictionary and Everyday Encyclopedia ©1956
  • Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary, Comprehensive International Edition ©1976
  • The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition ©1985
  • Further Reading

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