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 Excommunica’tion.Excuse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Excru’ciate (4 syl.).
 
To give one as much pain as crucifying him would do. (Latin, ex crux, where ex is intensitive.)   1
 


 Excommunica’tion.Excuse. 

 
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