1. to deviate from the usual path or course; to stray ...1600 obs. or arch.
2. of heavenly bodies: to deviate from the usual orbit;
to follow an erratic course ...1693 obs. or arch.
from Latin exorbitat- ppl. stem of exorbitare to go out of the track
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1600 - see EXAMPLE below
EXAMPLE (for vb. 1)
"...Whereas they and we are ready to exorbitate,
by looking on other men, he sendeth vs backe to our selues ..."
From: An exposition vpon the prophet Ionah Contained in certaine Sermons,
Preached in S. Maries church in Oxford
By: George Abbot, 1600
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933
• The Century Dictionary and Encyclopedia,
William Dwight Whitney, 1889-1891
• A Complete and Universal Dictionary of the English Language,
Rev. James Barclay, 1848