be excused


be excused
   to go to the lavatory
   No more than politely to obtain release from the company of others. Perhaps the first thing we learned when we started school.

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  • excused — index clear (free from criminal charges), exempt, free (relieved from a burden), immune, privileged Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Excused — Excuse Ex*cuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excusing}.] [OE. escusen, cusen, OF. escuser, excuser, F. excuser, fr. L. excusare; ex out + causa cause, causari to plead. See {Cause}.] 1. To free from accusation, or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excused — adj. Excused is used with these nouns: ↑absence …   Collocations dictionary

  • excused — un·excused; …   English syllables

  • excused — adjective granted exemption one of the excused jurors planned to write a book • Similar to: ↑exempt …   Useful english dictionary

  • excused — Synonyms and related words: absolved, acquitted, blotted, canceled, chartered, condoned, disregarded, excepted, exculpated, exempt, exempted, exonerated, favored, forgiven, forgotten, immune, indulged, irresponsible, let off, licensed, overlooked …   Moby Thesaurus

  • excused — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. exonerated, freed, permitted; see discharged 1 , free 2 , pardoned …   English dictionary for students

  • excused — ex·cuse || ɪk skjuːz n. reason, pretext; apology v. forgive; free, release; justify …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excused — Relieved from duty or liability. See excuse …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Request to be excused from a duty — The motion to request to be excused from a duty is used when a member of a deliberative assembly wishes to be excused from, for instance, attending a certain number of meetings, preparing talks or papers, serving on committees, etc.Explanation… …   Wikipedia

  • Out of all measure; beyond allowance; flagrant; shameful; as a gross dereliction of duty, a gross injustice, gross carelessness or negligence. Such conduct as is not to be excused. — Out of all measure; beyond allowance; flagrant; shameful; as a gross dereliction of duty, a gross injustice, gross carelessness or negligence. Such conduct as is not to be excused. All the real and personal property owned by a decedent at the… …   Law dictionary