Definition of exorbitant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːbɪtənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːrbɪtənt//
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(of a price) much too high exorbitant costs/fares/fees/prices/rents It’s a good hotel but the prices are exorbitant. Word Originlate Middle English (originally describing a legal case that is outside the scope of a law): from late Latin exorbitant- ‘going off the track’, from exorbitare, from ex- ‘out from’ + orbita ‘course, track’.
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