surcharge


surcharge
surcharge [sʉr′chärj΄; ] also, for v. [, sər chärj′]
vt.
surcharged, surcharging [ME surchargen < OFr surcharger: see SUR-1 & CHARGE]
1. to overcharge
2. to overload; overburden
3. to fill to excess or beyond normal capacity
4. to mark (a postage stamp) with a surcharge
5. Law to show an omission, as of a credit, in (an account)
n.
1.
a) an additional amount added to the usual charge
b) an overcharge
2. an extra or excessive load, burden, etc.
3. a new valuation overprinted on a postage stamp, etc., to change its denomination
4. Law the act of surcharging

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  • surcharge — [ syrʃarʒ ] n. f. • 1500; de surcharger I ♦ 1 ♦ Charge ajoutée à la charge ordinaire. ♢ Spécialt, Turf Surplus de poids imposé à un cheval. ⇒ handicap . ♢ Fig. ⇒ surcroît, surplus. Surcharge de dépenses, de travail. Spécialt Impôt qui s ajoute à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • surchargé — surcharge [ syrʃarʒ ] n. f. • 1500; de surcharger I ♦ 1 ♦ Charge ajoutée à la charge ordinaire. ♢ Spécialt, Turf Surplus de poids imposé à un cheval. ⇒ handicap . ♢ Fig. ⇒ surcroît, surplus. Surcharge de dépenses, de travail. Spécialt …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • surcharge — sur·charge 1 / sər ˌchärj/ vt 1: to impose a surcharge on surcharge a trustee for failing to exercise due care 2: to show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given surcharge 2 n 1: an ad …   Law dictionary

  • surchargé — surchargé, ée (sur char jé, jée) part. passé de surcharger. 1°   Qui a reçu une surcharge. Un cheval surchargé.    Par extension. Une famille surchargée d enfants.    Fig. •   Onze lustres complets surchargés de trois ans, BOILEAU Épît. X..… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • surcharge — Surcharge. s. f. Nouvelle charge adjoustée à une autre. Ce cheval est assez chargé, il ne luy faut point de surcharge. cette surcharge l accablera. Il se dit aussi au figur. Il avoit desja de la peine à subsister, & pour surcharge, il a perdu son …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Surcharge — Sur*charge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surcharged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surcharging}.] [F. surcharger. See {Sur }, and {Charge}, and cf. {Overcharge}, {Supercharge}, {Supercargo}.] 1. To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surcharge — Sur*charge , n. [F.] 1. An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne. [1913 Webster] A numerous nobility causeth poverty and inconvenience in a state, for it is surcharge of expense. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surcharge — ► NOUN 1) an additional charge or payment. 2) a mark printed on a postage stamp changing its value. ► VERB 1) exact a surcharge from. 2) mark (a postage stamp) with a surcharge …   English terms dictionary

  • surcharge — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. surcharger, from O.Fr. sur over (see SUR (Cf. sur )) + chargier to load (see CHARGE (Cf. charge)). The noun is also first attested early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • surcharge — An additional fee for nonstandard size mail or certain nonmachinable parcels …   Glossary of postal terms