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 additional or excessive charge
2: a penalty imposed on a fiduciary for failing to exercise due care in the management of assets

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

surcharge
I noun added charge, additional charge, excessive burden, excessive charge, extra charge, extra fee, overassessment, overburden, overcharge, overload, penalty associated concepts: identifiable surcharge, surcharge for services II index overload

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


surcharge
n.
(1) A charge added on top of a price or payment.
(2) A financial penalty imposed on a fiduciary who fails to perform his or her duties properly.
v.
surcharge

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


surcharge
An additional charge of money made because it was omitted in the original calculation or as a penalty, such as for paying a bill late.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


surcharge
1 v. To impose an additional cost or burden (usually excessive).
2 n. A court fine imposed on a fiduciary for failure of duty.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


surcharge
An overcharge or additional cost.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


surcharge
An overcharge or additional cost.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

surcharge
n.
   an additional charge of money made because it was omitted in the original calculation or as a penalty, such as for being late in making a payment.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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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

  • 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 — [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 capac …   English World 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

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