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Latin excerptio.


excerption (countable and uncountable, plural excerptions)

  1. The act of excerpting or selecting.
  2. That which is selected or gleaned; an extract.
    • Fuller
      his excerptions out of the Fathers

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for excerption in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)