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Excision   /ɪksˈɪʒən/   Listen

The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage.  Synonyms: cut, deletion.  "Both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
Surgical removal of a body part or tissue.  Synonyms: ablation, cutting out, extirpation.
The act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society.  Synonym: excommunication.
The act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence.  Synonyms: deracination, extirpation.

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"Excision" Quotes from Famous Books

... lost at his hands its poignant tenderness, but Admetus has gained in dignity, and the dramatic movement is much heightened. The realistic visualization of Phers and Erectea, Admetus' selfish parents, the excision of the buffoonery in the rle of Hercules, who restores the queen to life, are excellent adaptations to modern taste. Galds' Alceste, mingling comedy and pathos with singular charm, power, and discretion, must henceforth take its place among superior modern interpretations of the story, beside ...
— Heath's Modern Language Series: Mariucha • Benito Perez Galdos

... raised, in view of the entire omission of the name of Pocahontas in connection with this voyage and captivity, whether the manuscript was not cut by those who published it. The reason given for excision is that the promoters of the Virginia scheme were anxious that nothing should appear to discourage capitalists, or to deter emigrants, and that this story of the hostility and cruelty of Powhatan, only averted by the tender ...
— Baddeck and That Sort of Thing • Charles Dudley Warner

... than a revolution is foretold. The deposition of Eli's family would shake the whole framework of society. It is to be utterly destroyed, and no sacrifice nor offering can purge it. The ulcer must have eaten deep which required such stern measures for its excision. The sin was mainly the sons'; but the guilt was largely the father's. We may learn how cruel paternal laxity is, and how fatal mischief may be done, by neglect of the plain duty of restraining children. He who tolerates evil which it is his province ...
— Expositions Of Holy Scripture - Volume I: St. Luke, Chaps. I to XII • Alexander Maclaren

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