(?), n. [L. excisio: cf. F. excision. See Excide.] 1. The act of excising or cutting out or off; extirpation; destruction.
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Such conquerors are the instruments of vengeance on those nations that have . . . grown ripe for excision.
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2. (Eccl.) The act of cutting off from the church; excommunication.
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3. (Surg.) The removal, especially of small parts, with a cutting instrument. Dunglison.
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