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Excess

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EXCESS', n. L. excessus, from excedo. See Exceed.

1. Literally, that which exceeds any measure or limit, or which exceeds something else, or a going beyond a just line or point. Hence, superfluity that which is beyond necessity or wants as an excess of provisions excess of light.
2. That which is beyond the common measure, proportion, or due quantity as the excess of a limb the excess of bile in the system.
3. Super abundance of any thing.
4. Any transgression of due limits.
5. In morals, any indulgence of appetite, passion or exertion, beyond the rules of God's word, or beyond any rule of propriety intemperance in gratifications as excess in eating or drinking excess of joy excess of grief excess of love, or of anger excess of labor.
6. In arithmetic and geometry, the difference between any two unequal numbers or quantities that which remains when the lesser number or quantity is taken from the greater.

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Entry for 'Excess'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/e/excess.html.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
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