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EtymologyEdit

From French excuse, from excuser 'to excus', itself from Latin excusare "release from a charge", itself from ex- "out, away" + causa "accusation, legal action"

NounEdit

excuus n ‎(plural excusen or excuses, diminutive excuusje n)

  1. An excuse, apology, explanation to avoid or alleviate guilt or negative judgement
  2. An excuse, pretext

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