surcharge n : an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
1 charge an extra fee, as for a special service
2 rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: overcharge, soak, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook] [ant: undercharge]
3 fill to capacity with people; "The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards"
4 print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
5 fill to an excessive degree; "The air was surcharged with tension"
7 show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given
- An addition of extra
charge on the agreed or stated price.
- Our airline tickets cost twenty dollars more than we expected because we had to pay a fuel surcharge.
- An excessive price charged e.g. from an unsuspecting customer.
- An overprint on a stamp that alters (usually raises) the original nominal value of the stamp; used especially in times of hyperinflation.
- A charge that has been omitted from an account as payment of a credit to the charged party.
- A penalty for failure to exercise common prudence and skill in the performance of a fiduciary's duties.
addition of extra charge
- Finnish: lisämaksu
- Finnish: ylihinta
- Finnish: lisäpainama
law: charge omitted from an account as payment
- Finnish: kuittaus
law: penalty for failure to exercise common prudence as fiduciary
- To apply a surcharge.
to apply a surcharge
A surcharge may mean:
surcharge in French: Surcharge (homonymie)
surcharge in Japanese: サーチャージ
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