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Excision

Definition

[n] the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
[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
[n] surgical removal of a body part or tissue
[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"


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