outrance

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From Old French oltrance (modern oltrance), from outrer ‎(pass beyond), from oltre, outre, utre, from Late Latin ultra-. Compare outrage.

Noun[edit]

outrance ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The furthest degree or extremity, going beyond bounds or propriety.
    • 1819: But if the shield was touched with the sharp end of the lance, the combat was understood to be at “outrance”, that is, the knights were to fight with sharp weapons, as in actual battle. — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French oltrance (modern oltrance), from outrer ‎(pass beyond), from oltre, outre, utre, from Late Latin ultra-. Compare outrage.

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Noun[edit]

outrance f ‎(plural outrances)

  1. extravagance
  2. excess

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