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 Excuse.Ex’ecrate (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ex’eat (Latin, he may go out).
 
Permission granted by a bishop to a priest to leave his diocese. In the universities, it is permission to a student to leave college before end of term. Sometimes permission is granted to leave college after the gates are closed.   1
 


 Excuse.Ex’ecrate (3 syl.). 

 
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