from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. excuse

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excuse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An excuse.


Compare Old French escusement. (Wiktionary)


  • "O our lord Alaeddin, blame us not, for that the Sultan hath bidden us carry thee to him, bound and shackled; wherefore we beseech thee of excusement, for that we are under a royal commandment and may not gainsay it."

    Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp


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