Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Tending to or marked by excess, which is the quality or state of exceeding the proper or reasonable limit or measure. Railway Ch v. Johnston, 106 Ga. 130, 32 S. E. 78.
    —Excessive bail. Bail in a sum more than will be reasonably sufficient to prevent evasion of the law by flight or concealment; bail which la per se unreasonably great and clearly disproportionate to the offense involved, or shown to be so by the special circumstances of the particular case. In re Losasso, 15 Colo. 163, 24 Pac. 1080, 10 L R. A. 847; Ex parte Ryan, 44 Oal. 558; Ex parte Duncan, 53 Cal. 410; Blydenburgh v. Miles, 39 Conn. 490.
    —Excessive damages. See Damages.