surcharge

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surcharge

1. a charge in addition to the usual payment, tax, etc.
2. an excessive sum charged, esp when unlawful
3. Law the act or an instance of surcharging
4. an overprint that alters the face value of a postage stamp

surcharge

[′sər‚chärj]
(civil engineering)
The load supported above the level of the top of a retaining wall.

surcharge

The vertical load applied at the ground surface or above the level of the bottom of a footing.
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A business wishing to offset credit card acceptance fees by surcharging must strictly comply with these rules and regulations.
The card brands argued that changing the surcharging rules indicates how serious the settlement's proposed reforms are, but retailers say the easing of restrictions shows where the settlement falls short.
In addition, the regulation will prevent insurance companies from surcharging for an accident and simultaneously moving an insured into a higher-priced rating tier, which has the impact of substantially increasing rates for insureds.
According to the study, more institutions are surcharging non-customers, and charging more, for use of their ATMs.