Ex*trav"a*gant (?), a. [F. extravagant, fr. L. extra on the outside + vagance, antis, p. pr. of vagari to wander, from vagus wandering, vague. See Vague.]

1.

Wandering beyond one's bounds; roving; hence, foreign.

[Obs.]

The extravagant and erring spirit hies To his confine. Shak.

2.

Exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained; as, extravagant acts, wishes, praise, abuse.

There appears something nobly wild and extravagant in great natural geniuses. Addison.

3.

Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful; as, an extravagant man.

"Extravagant expense."

Bancroft.

 

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Ex*trav"a*gant, n.

1.

One who is confined to no general rule.

L'Estrange.

2. pl. Eccl. Hist.

Certain constitutions or decretal epistles, not at first included with others, but subsequently made a part of the canon law.

 

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