Definition of Exorbitant

1. Adjective. Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation. "Unconscionable spending"




Definition of Exorbitant

1. a. Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence, deviating from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed rules or established limits of right or propriety; excessive; extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as, exorbitant appetites and passions; exorbitant charges, demands, or claims.

Definition of Exorbitant

1. Adjective. exceeding proper limits; extravagant; excessive or unduly high ¹

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Definition of Exorbitant

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Exorbitant

1. 1. Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence, deviating from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed rules or established limits of right or propriety; excessive; extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as, exorbitant appetites and passions; exorbitant charges, demands, or claims. "Foul exorbitant desires." (Milton) 2. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous. "The Jews . . . [were] inured with causes exorbitant, and such as their laws had not provided for." (Hooker) Origin: L. Exorbitans, -antis, p. Pr. Of exorbitare to go out of the track; ex out + orbita track: cf. F. Exorbitant. See Orbit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Exorbitant

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1. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1880)
"We are told debt at . . exorbitant that banking business had readied a high develop- rates of . . interest, ment both in Greece and Italy; that bills of ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... they comitted in theire March and Quarters were soe exorbitant, that it must needs alienate from them the Hearts of the Cyprians. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"The subjects of Rome, whose persons and fortunes were made responsible for unequal and exorbitant tributes, retired from the oppression of the Imperial ..."

4. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"exorbitant demand of the empress-queen opposed—§ VIII. Violent contest concerning the seamen's bill— §JX. Objections to the mutiny bill—§ X. Bill for ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... money when obtained ; but that may be said to be for exorbitant commission or brokerage. Per Curium, Rule refused. Beeley v. Wingfield. 11 East, 46. ..."

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