ex·cess adj: more than a usual or specified amount; specif: additional to an amount specified under another insurance policyexcess coverage
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
excessive, exorbitant, extra, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, inordinate, lavish, more than enough, needless, nimium, overabundant, overflowing, overmuch, profuse, recremental, recrementitial, recrementitious, redundant, spare, superabundant, supererogative, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, undue, unnecessary, unneeded
associated concepts: excess fees, excess of jurisdiction, excess profits tax
balance (amount in excess), boom (prosperity), debauchery, exaggeration, expendable, greed, needless, nonessential, overage, plethora, redundancy, remainder (estate in property), remainder (remaining part), residual, residuary, superfluous, surfeit, surplus, unnecessary, vice
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
the amount that an insured person has himself to pay towards a claim.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
Also known as retention.In the context of insurance, a fixed amount in the aggregate or per claim that the insured party agrees to pay in relation to each claim made under the insurance policy.
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.