exorbitance

[ig-zawr-bi-tuhns]
noun
the quality of being exorbitant; excessiveness.
Also, exorbitancy.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English exorbitaunce; see exorbitant, -ance

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exorbitant (ɪɡˈzɔːbɪtənt)
 
adj
(of prices, demands, etc) in excess of what is reasonable; excessive; extravagant; immoderate
 
[C15: from Late Latin exorbitāre to deviate, from Latin orbita track]
 
ex'orbitance
 
n
 
ex'orbitantly
 
adv

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If one side decides to spend lavishly on an expert, the opposing side should not be obligated to pay for that exorbitance.
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