Exorbitant

Ex*or"bi*tant

(?), a. [L. exorbitans, -antis, p. pr. of exorbitare to go out of the track; ex out + orbita track: cf. F. exorbitant. See Orbit.] 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.
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Foul exorbitant desires.
Milton.
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2. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous.
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The Jews . . . [were] inured with causes exorbitant, and such as their laws had not provided for.
Hooker.
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