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  1. (Obsolete) To shake off.
  2. (Uncommon) To examine (a document).
  3. To proceed against a principal debtor where there are either joint debtors or debtors and sureties.
    • The surety claimed relief in terms of the beneficium excussionis, thus obliging the creditor to against the principal debtor.
    Etymology: excussus (p.p. of excutere): to shake off.

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