(third-person singular simple present excusss, present participle excussing, simple past and past participle excussed)
- To shake off.
- To examine (a document).
- To decipher.
- (law) To seize and detain by law.
- (law) To proceed against a principal debtor where there are either joint debtors or debtors and sureties.
- The surety claimed relief in terms of the beneficium excussionis, thus obliging the creditor to excuss against the principal debtor.
Latin excussus (past participle of excutere (“to shake off”)).