Excussion Ex*cus"sion, n. [L. excussio a shaking down; LL., a threshing of corn: cf. F. excussion.] The act of excusing; seizure by law. [Obs.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Excussion — Excussion, lat. deutsch, die Ausklagung eines Schuldners …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • excussion — noun The process or proceedings whereby a creditor must proceed against a principal debtor before proceeding against a surety or subsidiary debtor. My Lord, there has been excussion against the principal debtor, who has no assets. The creditor is …   Wiktionary

  • excussion — noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin excussion , excussio, from Latin excussus + ion , io ion obsolete : the act of excussing …   Useful english dictionary

  • excussion — n. seizing by law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excuss — excussion, n. /ik skus /, v.t. Law. to take possession of (goods) by legal authority. [1560 70; < L excussus, ptp. of excutere to shake out, drive out, send forth, equiv. to ex EX 1 + cussus, comb. form of quassus, ptp. of quatere to shake;… …   Universalium

  • excuss — verb a) (Uncommon) To examine (a document). b) To proceed against a principal debtor where there are either joint debtors or debtors and sureties. See Also: beneficium excussionis, excussion, division …   Wiktionary

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