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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Excuss \Ex*cuss"\, v. t. [L. excussus. p. p. of excutere to shake off; ex out, from + quatere to shake. Cf. Quash.] 1. To shake off; to discard. [R.] [1913 Webster] To excuss the notation of a Geity out of their minds. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster] 2. To inspect; to investigate; to decipher. [R.] [1913 Webster] To take some pains in excusing some old monuments. --F. Junius (1654). [1913 Webster] 3. To seize and detain by law, as goods. [Obs.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]