• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Excussion The act of excusing; seizure by law.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n excussion The act of excussing, discussing, unfolding, or deciphering; discussion.
    • n excussion A seizing by law; in civil law, the act of exhausting legal proceedings against a debtor or his property, before proceeding against the property of a person secondarily liable for the debt; discussion.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. excussio a, shaking down; LL., a threshing of corn: cf. F. excussion,