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

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

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Still, there’s a big difference between real, existing social democracy — of the sort on display in Denmark or Sweden —and the Christmas list exorbitance of the DSA platform. Will Wilkinson, Vox, "“Socialism” vs. “capitalism” is a false dichotomy," 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of exorbitance

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of exorbitance was in 1609

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