Ex*ci"sion (?), n. [L. excisio: cf. F. excision. See Excide.]
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.
The act of cutting off from the church; excommunication.
The removal, especially of small parts, with a cutting instrument.
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