Ex*cuss" (?), v. t. [L. excussus. p. p. of excutere to shake off; ex out, from + quatere to shake. Cf. Quash.]
To shake off; to discard.
To excuss the notation of a Geity out of their minds.
To inspect; to investigate; to decipher.
To take some pains in excusing some old monuments.
F. Junius (1654).
To seize and detain by law, as goods.
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