exorbitance[eg zôr′bi təns, ig-]
- a going beyond what is right or reasonable, as in demands, prices, etc.; extravagance
- Archaic lawlessness
Origin: ME exorbitaunce: see exorbitant
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- Excessiveness, as of price or amount.
- Behavior or an action that exceeds what is right or proper.