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exorbitance

[ig-zawr-bi-tuh ns] /ɪgˈzɔr bɪ təns/
noun
1.
the quality of being exorbitant; excessiveness.
Also, exorbitancy.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English exorbitaunce; see exorbitant, -ance
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Word Origin and History for exorbitancy

exorbitance

n.

mid-15c., from exorbitant + -ance.

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