Definition of excusal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ikˈskyo͞ozəl/


(Typically in legal contexts) the action or fact of excusing or being excused: he harbored views that would prevent or substantially impair the performance of his duties so as to support his excusal for cause
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  • Those motorists issued with a ticket unfairly, and unlawfully, are thus left with the onus upon them to write an appeal, to justify their excusal for a lawful activity.
  • Sorting through his papers to give his hands something to do and his mind something else to concentrate on, he found a note detailing his excusal from lecturing and training till further notice.
  • I had a feeling you might not show up so I wrote you an excusal for first and second.


Late 16th century: from excuse (verb) + -al.

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Syllabification: ex·cus·al

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