excuss

transitive verb

ex·​cuss
ikˈskəs,
ek-
-ed/-ing/-es
1
obsolete : to shake off or out : discard
2
obsolete : to investigate as if by shaking out : discuss
3
: to proceed against (a principal debtor) before falling back on a surety

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Excuss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excuss. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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