ex·ces·sive adj: exceeding what is proper, necessary, or normal; specif: being out of proportion to the offense
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
characterized by excess, disproportionate, exaggerated, exceeding, exceeding what is usual, exorbitant, extra, extravagant, extreme, fanatical, fulsome, gross, immoderate, immoderatus, immodicus, inordinate, intemperate, needless, nimius, nonessential, out of bounds, outrageous, overflowing, overmuch, plethoric, preposterous, profuse, rank, redundant, spare, superabundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, unbounded, uncalled for, unconscionable, undue, unnecessary, unneeded, unreasonable
associated concepts: excessive assessment, excessive bail, excessive damages, excessive sentence, excessive tax, excessive verdict
brutal, disproportionate, drastic, egregious, excess, exorbitant, expendable, extreme (exaggerated), fanatical, gluttonous, gratuitous (unwarranted), harsh, hot-blooded, inflated (overestimated), inordinate, intemperate, needless, onerous, outrageous, prodigal, profuse, rampant, redundant, residuary, superlative, unconscionable, undue (excessive), unendurable, unnecessary, unreasonable, unrestrained (not repressed), unwarranted, usurious
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.More than necessary; going beyond what is proper or fair.n.excess
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.