ex·​or·​bi·​tance | \ ig-ˈzȯr-bə-tən(t)s How to pronounce exorbitance (audio) \

Definition of exorbitance

1 : an exorbitant action or procedure especially : excessive or gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety
2 : the tendency or disposition to be exorbitant

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an exorbitance that seemed to have been brought about by a midlife crisis
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First Known Use of exorbitance

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Exorbitance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exorbitance. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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