(obsolete) The furthest degree or extremity, going beyond bounds or propriety.
Origin of outrance
From Old French oltrance (modern oltrance), from outrer (“pass beyond"), from oltre, outre, utre, from Late Latin ultra-. Compare outrage.
Outrance Sentence Examples
But the two generals were equally averse to a contest a outrance, which could only end in civil war.
The real military resources of Germany, untrained and trained, are thus about 7,000,000, of whom 4,000,000 have at one time or another done a continuous period of service with the colors.i This is of course for a war of defence a outrance.
They suffered a defeat at Schwechat on the 30th of October, which sealed the fate of the revolutionists in Vienna and thus precipitated a conflict a outrance in Hungary itself.
This was followed by the fall of Khuen-Hedervary (September 29), and a quarrel a outrance between crown and parliament seemed unavoidable.