Ex*ci"sion (?), n. [L. excisio: cf. F. excision. See Excide.]

1.

The act of excising or cutting out or off; extirpation; destruction.

Such conquerors are the instruments of vengeance on those nations that have . . . grown ripe for excision. Atterbury.

2. Eccl.

The act of cutting off from the church; excommunication.

3. Surg.

The removal, especially of small parts, with a cutting instrument.

Dunglison.

 

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