[ ik-skuhs ]
/ ɪkˈskʌs /

verb (used with object) Law.

to take possession of (goods) by legal authority.

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

Related forms

ex·cus·sion, noun
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