Admitting of excuse or palliation. As used in the law, this word impliesthat the act or omission spoken of is on Its face unlawful, wrong, or liable to entail lossor disadvantage on the person chargeable, but that the circumstances attending it weresuch as to constitute a legal “excuse” for it, that is. a legal reason for withholding orforegoing the punishment, liability, or disadvantage which otherwise would follow.

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