excuss

transitive verb ex·cuss \ikˈskəs, ek-\

Definition of excuss

-ed/-ing/-es

  1. 1 obsolete :  to shake off or out :  discard

  2. 2 obsolete :  to investigate as if by shaking out :  discuss

  3. 3 :  to proceed against (a principal debtor) before falling back on a surety

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Origin and Etymology of excuss

Latin excussus, past participle of excutere, from ex- 1ex- + -cutere (from quatere to shake)


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