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Exorbitant

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Exorbitant

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. Foul exorbitant desires. (Milton)

2. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous. The jews . . . [were] inured with causes exorbitant, and such as their laws had not provided for. (Hooker)

Origin: L. Exorbitans, -antis, p. Pr. Of exorbitare to go out of the track; ex out _ orbita track: cf. F. Exorbitant. See orbit.