surcharge

noun /ˈsɜtʃadʒ / (say 'serchahj)

1. an additional or excessive charge for payment, tax, etc.
2. an excessive sum or price charged.
3. Philately an overprint which alters or restates the face value or denomination of a stamp to which it has been applied.
4. Law the act of surcharging.
5. an additional or excessive load or burden.
6. an additional sum added to the usual cost, in restaurants, etc.: holiday surcharge; weekend surcharge.
verb (t) /ˈsɜtʃadʒ / (say 'serchahj), /sɜˈtʃadʒ / (say ser'chahj) (surcharged, surcharging)
7. to subject to an additional or extra charge (for payment).
8. to over-charge.
9. to insert charges that have been omitted in (an account).
10. Philately to print a surcharge on.
11. to put an additional or excessive burden upon; overload.
{Middle English, from Old French. See sur-1, charge (verb)
surcharger, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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