[ ik-skuhs ]
/ ɪkˈskʌs /
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verb (used with object) Law.
to take possession of (goods) by legal authority.
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Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of excuss
1560–70; <Latin excussus, past participle of excutere to shake out, drive out, send forth, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + -cussus, combining form of quassus, past participle of quatere to shake; disturb
OTHER WORDS FROM excussex·cus·sion, noun
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