KJV Dictionary Definition: excusable


EXCU'SABLE, a. s as z. See Excuse. That may be excused; pardonable; as, the man is excusable.

1. Admitting of excuse or justification; as an excusable action.


EXCU'SABLENESS, n. s as z. The state of being excusable; pardonableness; the quality of admitting of excuse.


EXCUSA'TION, n. s as z. Excuse; apology. Little used.


EXCUSA'TOR, n. s as z. One who makes or is authorized to make an excuse or carry an apology.


EXCU'SE, v.t. s as z. L. excuso; ex and causor, to blame. See Cause.

1. To pardon; to free from the imputation of fault or blame; to acquit of guilt. We excuse a person in our own minds, when we acquit him of guilt or blame; or we excuse him by a declaration of that acquital.

2. To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable, and to overlook. We excuse a fault, which admits of apology or extenuation; and we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary circumstances appear to justify it.

3. To free from an obligation or duty.

I pray thee have me excused. Luke 14.

4. To remit; not to exact; as, to excuse a forfeiture.

5. To pardon; to admit an apology for.

Excuse some courtly strains.

6. To throw off an imputation by apology.

Think you that we excuse ourselves to you? 2 cor.12.

7. To justify; to vindicate.

Their thoughts accusing or else excusing one another. Rom.2.

EXCU'SE, n. A plea offered in extenuation of a fault or irregular deportment; apology. Every man has an excuse to offer for his neglect of duty; the debtor makes excuses for delay of payment.

1. The act of excusing or apologizing.

2. That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fault. His inability to comply with the request must be his excuse.


EXCU'SER, n. s as z. One who offers excuses or pleads for another.

1. One who excuses or forgives another.


EXCU'SING, ppr. s as z. Acquitting of guilt or fault; forgiving; overlooking.