from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To shake off.
- v. To examine (a document).
- v. To decipher.
- v. To seize and detain by law.
- v. To proceed against a principal debtor where there are either joint debtors or debtors and sureties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To shake off; to discard.
- transitive v. To inspect; to investigate; to decipher.
- transitive v. To seize and detain by law, as goods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shake off or out; get rid of.
- To discuss; unfold; decipher.
- To seize and detain by law, as goods.
Latin excussus (past participle of excutere ("to shake off")). (Wiktionary)