overbill

verb, transitive + intransitive over·bill \ ˌō-vər-ˈbil \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overbill

overbilled; overbilling
: to submit a bill (see 4bill 4a) of charges to someone for an amount in excess of what is due : to bill for an excessive amount
  • The contractor overbilled us for the work.
  • Thousands of customers were overbilled.
  • The government agency alleges he overbilled nearly $1 million in that five-year period …
  • —Pamela Fayerman
  • … fraud is uncommon—somewhere between 0.5 per cent and five per cent of doctors overbill intentionally …
  • —Pamela Fayerman

First Known Use of overbill

1969


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