from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Extreme; extraordinary: a night of exceeding darkness.
- adv. Archaic Exceedingly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of exceed.
- adj. prodigious
- adj. exceptional, extraordinary
- adj. extreme
- adv. Exceedingly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. More than usual; extraordinary; more than sufficient; measureless.
- adv. In a very great degree; extremely; exceedingly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Very great in extent, quantity, or duration; remarkably large or extensive.
- Surpassing; remarkable for beauty, etc.
- In a very great degree; unusually: as, exceeding rich.
- n. The amount by which anything exceeds a recognized limit; excess; overplus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
Marrinan stayed a 57-month prison sentence -- a term exceeding the four years recommended under state sentencing guidelines -- for 15 years.
The section, which dates back to 1860, provides for life imprisonment, a term exceeding 10 years and a fine.
'' (B) has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year;
'' (A) is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year;
The case involves interpretation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), which prohibits firearms possession by any person “who has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.”
For temporary employment to meet casual exigencies in the public business, or for special services as experts, appointments may be made without examination; but no such appointment shall be made for a term exceeding three months, which may be specially extended for a similar term only; and no such appointment shall be made to any regular or permanent position.
Imprisonment for any period with hard labour, or for a term exceeding six months without hard labour, to involve dismissal.
It shall be unlawful for any person ... who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year ... to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm.
While it is expected that Madoff would be sent to a low-security prison, it is possible he could be assigned to a more heavily guarded one if he is sentenced to a term exceeding 20 years.
No lease for a term exceeding five years shall be valid until approved by the governor and council.