Ex*cuss" (?), v. t. [L. excussus. p. p. of excutere to shake off; ex out, from + quatere to shake. Cf. Quash.]

1.

To shake off; to discard.

[R.]

To excuss the notation of a Geity out of their minds. Bp. Stillingfleet.

2.

To inspect; to investigate; to decipher.

[R.]

To take some pains in excusing some old monuments. F. Junius (1654).

3.

To seize and detain by law, as goods.

[Obs.]

Ayliffe.

 

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