Excuse

• (v. t.) To free from an impending obligation or duty; hence, to disengage; to dispense with; to release by favor; also, to remit by favor; not to exact; as, to excuse a forfeiture. • (v. t.) To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon. • (v. t.) That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fau...
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Excuse

(dog) Asking the exhibitor to remove a dog from the event for any reason listed in the rules or regulations pertaining to competition. In conformation and obedience events, a dog that is excused does not count as having been present in computing points. In performance events, a dog that is excused may or may not be counted in com...
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excuse

1. To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit. 'A man's persuasion that a thing is duty, will not excuse him from guilt in practicing it, if really and indeed it be against Gog's law.' (Abp. Sharp) ... 2. To pardo...
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excuse

verb excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; `excuse someone`s behavior`; `She condoned her husband`s occasional infidelities`
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excuse

alibi 1 exculpation noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; `he kept finding excuses to stay`; `every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job`; `his transparent self-justification was unacceptabl...
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Excuse

[legal] In jurisprudence, an excuse or justification is a defense to criminal charges that is distinct from an exculpation. Exculpation is a related concept which reduces or extinguishes a person`s culpability and therefore a person`s liability to pay compensation to the victim of a tort in the civil law. The `excuse` provides a mitigating ...
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Excuse

Ex·cuse' noun [ Confer French excuse . See Excuse , transitive verb ] 1. The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation. « Pleading so wisely in excuse...
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Excuse

Ex·cuse' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Excused ; present participle & verbal noun Excusing .] [ Middle English escusen , cusen , Old French escuser , excuser , French excuser , from L...
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excuse

[n] - a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. 2. [v] - accept an excuse for 3. [v] - ask for permission to be released from an engagement 4. [v] - grant exemption or release to 5. [v] - serve as a reason or cause or justification of 6. [v] - excuse, overlook, or make allowances for
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