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[mass noun] The action or fact of excusing or being excused, typically from an official duty or requirement:‘if any members of the jury felt unable to serve that long, they would be considered for excusal’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I had a feeling you might not show up so I wrote you an excusal for first and second.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.