Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who makes, or is authorized to make, an excuse; an apologist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes, or is authorized to make, an excuse; an apologist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes or is authorized to make an excuse or apology.
  • n. In English law, one who makes an accusation.
  • n. In old Ger. law, a defendant; one who wholly denies the plaintiff's cause of action.

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "excusator," sent merely to maintain that the King of England could not be cited to plead before the Papal Court, should be heard or not.

    Henry VIII.

  • "excusator," a person formally empowered to protest for him that he could not by the laws of England plead at a foreign tribunal; and that with this imperfect recognition of his authority the pope would be satisfied.

    The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)

  • He will send the excusator when he hears again from M. de

    The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)

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