exorbitance

noun ex·or·bi·tance \ ig-ˈzȯr-bə-tən(t)s \

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

Examples of exorbitance in a Sentence

  1. an exorbitance that seemed to have been brought about by a midlife crisis

First Known Use of exorbitance

1609

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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