intended to excuse oneself from blame or guilt
verb (used with object), excused, excusing. 1. to regard or judge with forgiveness or indulgence; pardon or forgive; overlook (a fault, error, etc.): Excuse his bad manners. 2. to offer an apology for; seek to remove the blame of: He excused his absence by saying that he was ill. 3. to serve as an apology […]
[self-ek-si-kyoo-ting, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈɛk sɪˌkyu tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. going into effect immediately without the need of supplementary legislation: a self-executing treaty. self-executing adjective 1. (of a law, treaty, or clause in a deed or contract, etc) coming into effect automatically at a specified time, no legislation or other action being needed for enforcement
noun 1. an exhibiting, showing, or presenting to view. 2. a public display, as of the work of artists or artisans, the products of farms or factories, the skills of performers, or objects of general interest. 3. an exposition or large fair of extended duration, as a world’s fair. 4. British. an allowance given to […]
noun 1. a state of exile imposed by oneself. 2. a person who lives voluntarily as an exile.