, n. [F.] 1. An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne.
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A numerous nobility causeth poverty and inconvenience in a state, for it is surcharge of expense.
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2. (Law) (a) The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to. (b) (Equity) The showing an omission, as in an account, for which credit ought to have been given. Burrill.
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3. (Railroads) A charge over the usual or legal rates.
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4. Something printed or written on a postage stamp to give it a new legal effect, as a new valuation, a place, a date, etc.; also (Colloq.), a stamp with a surcharge.
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