from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cut out; excise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cut out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cut off; to separate or expel from union; to extirpate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cut off; cut out.


Latin exscindere : ex-, ex- + scindere, to cut; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exscindo. (Wiktionary)


  • You mean, then, to _exscind the South, or to exscind yourself and others_, or to _compel the South to withdraw_.

    Slavery Ordained of God

  • _you mean to exscind the South_; for it is absurd to imagine that you suppose the South will submit to such action.

    Slavery Ordained of God

  • Christian presence, and Christian participation, and Christian sentiment boldly into the midst of the people’s amusements, with a view less to exscind than to regulate.

    Amusement: A Force in Christian Training


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