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Dictionary definition for: Excision

1. (n) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor''s deletions frequently upset young authors" "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"

2. (n) surgical removal of a body part or tissue

3. (n) the act of banishing a member of the Church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the Church; cutting a person off from a religious society

4. (n) the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

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