Definition - Noun
1  : conduct that exceeds established limits (as of authority or due process) <claimed that ~ by the prosecution barred a retrial because of double jeopardy>
2  : the gaining of an unconscionable advantage over another esp. by unfair or deceptive means <if the contract was void for traditional reasons such as fraud or ~ ­Lugassy v. Independent Fire Ins. Co., 636 So. 2d 1332 (1994)>

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