from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of offering an excuse or apology, or the fact of being excused; an excuse, a defence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excuse; apology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excuse; apology.


From Middle French excusation, from Latin excūsātiōnem, from excūsāre ("to excuse"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Excusatio non petita, accusatio manifesta.

    April 4, 2008