- (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
outrance f (plural outrances)
- “outrance” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).