Overcharge Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Overcharge.


  1. To charge a person or customer excessively or more than what is fair or agreed upon for a service or product.
  2. To fill something to an excessive extent or beyond its capacity.

If a store increases the price of water bottles dramatically in response to a heatwave, they could potentially be overcharging. Similarly, if a battery is supplied with more electric charge than its capacity, it is being overcharged.