Surcharging
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. [1913 Webster]

Four charged two, and two surcharged one. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view, Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • surcharging — n. additional amount added to the usual price; excessively high price; overly heavy load or burdensur·charge || sÉœrtʃɑrdÊ’ / sɜːtʃɑːdÊ’ v. add an additional cost to; overcharge; overburdensur·charge || sÉœrtʃɑrdÊ’ / sɜːtʃɑːdÊ’ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surcharging guardian — Holding a guardian responsible for money or property of the ward lost by reason of negligence or failure of duty, or which the guardian might have recovered and received by the exercise of reasonable diligence and ordinary prudence, also for his… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • surcharge — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French surcharger, from sur + charger to load, charge more at charge Date: 15th century 1. a. overcharge b. to charge an extra fee c. to show an omission in (an account) for which credit… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • surcharge — surcharger, n. n. /serr chahrj /; v. /serr chahrj , serr chahrj /, n., v., surcharged, surcharging. n. 1. an additional charge, tax, or cost. 2. an excessive sum or price charged. 3. an additional or excessive load or burden. 4. Philately. a. an… …   Universalium

  • surcharge — noun /ˈsɜtʃadʒ / (say serchahj) 1. an additional or excessive charge for payment, tax, etc. 2. an excessive sum or price charged. 3. Philately an overprint which alters or restates the face value or denomination of a stamp to which it has been… …   Australian English dictionary

  • surcharge — I An overcharge; an exaction, impost, or encumbrance beyond what is just and right, or beyond one s authority or power. Term may. also refer to a second or further mortgage. The amount with which a court may charge a fiduciary who has breached… …   Black's law dictionary

  • surcharge — [sʉr′chärj΄; ] also, for v. [, sər chärj′] vt. surcharged, surcharging [ME surchargen < OFr surcharger: see SUR 1 & CHARGE] 1. to overcharge 2. to overload; overburden 3. to fill to excess or beyond normal capac …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surcharged — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surchargement — Sur*charge ment, n. The act of surcharging; also, surcharge, surplus. [Obs.] Daniel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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