Exorbitancy
Exorbitance Ex*or"bi*tance, Exorbitancy Ex*or"bi*tan*cy,, n. A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence, enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety; as, the exorbitances of the tongue or of deportment; exorbitance of demands. ``A curb to your exorbitancies.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The lamentable exorbitances of their superstitions. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]


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  • exorbitancy — index boom (prosperity), exaggeration, plethora Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exorbitancy — n. extravagance; profligacy, immoderation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exorbitancy — n. See exorbitance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • exorbitancy — ex·or·bi·tan·cy …   English syllables

  • exorbitancy — ənsē, ən , si noun ( es) Etymology: from exorbitance, after such pairs as English elegance: elegancy archaic : exorbitance …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exorbitance — Ex*or bi*tance, Exorbitancy Ex*or bi*tan*cy,, n. A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence, enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety; as, the exorbitances of the tongue or of deportment; exorbitance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exorbitance — /ig zawr bi teuhns/, n. the quality of being exorbitant; excessiveness. Also, exorbitancy. [1400 50; late ME exorbitaunce; see EXORBITANT, ANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • boom — I (increase) noun acceleration, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, additament, addition, additory, advance, advancement, amplification, amplitude, annexation, appreciation, appurtenance, attachment, augment, augmentation, boost,… …   Law dictionary

  • exaggeration — I noun addition, aggrandizement, augmentation, boast, brag, caricature, disproportion, distortion, embellishment, embroidery, enlargement, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance, exorbitancy, expansion, extravagance, extravagant statement, extremes,… …   Law dictionary

  • plethora — I noun abundance, accumulation, amplitude, congestion, deluge, engorgement, excess, exorbitance, exorbitancy, flood, full measure, fullness, glut, great quantity, heap, impletion, inundation, load, margin, nimiety, overabundance, overflow,… …   Law dictionary

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