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excuse someone

1. . to forgive someone. (Usually with me. Said when interrupting or when some other minor offense has been committed. There are many mannerly uses of this expression.) John came in late and said, "Excuse me, please." John said "excuse me" when he interrupted our conversation. When John made a strange noise at the table, he said quietly, "Excuse me." John suddenly left the room saying, "Excuse me. I'll be right back."
2. to permit someone to leave; to permit someone to remain away from an event. The coach excused John from practice yesterday. The teacher excused John, and he ran quickly from the room.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In addition, while there is no requirement in IDEA law or regulations that the excused IEP Team member agrees to be excused from the meeting, parents would be wise to ask for evidence of such an agreement.
3) Request that written input from excused members be provided well in advance of the meeting date;
A: Upon receiving notification from an employee of his or her intent to return to civilian duty on a specific date, an agency must grant the employee five days of excused absence immediately prior to the employee's actual resumption of duties.
Can an employee receive five days of excused absence more than once?
However, when combined with an unforeseen contingency and an extraordinary commodity price increase, performance may be excused under either the common law or, possibly, under U.C.C.
You will be excused if it's considered unreasonable to expect you to attend the next year.
You may be excused if you have already done jury service or your religious beliefs are incompatible with jury service.
According to the standard account in ethics, justified action is not wrongful whereas excused action is wrongful conduct for which the actor is not "morally responsible," (10) in the particular sense of not being blameworthy.
Likewise, one could reasonably argue that the law should extend excuse defenses to all, and to only, such conduct as is morally excused. But any such arguments would be wholly normative; they provide no guidance for understanding the conceptual framework of defenses in those jurisdictions (probably all of them) that resist this advice.
If you are over 65, have been on a jury within the last two years, are a member of the armed forces, in the medical profession or are MP you can be excused.
A jury officer at the Bureau will decide whether that person can be excused based on the details given, and although you get some recompense for loss of earnings there is a limit on this.
For example, is the honest and reasonable but mistaken defender's defensive conduct justified or excused? Despite such difficulties, it is nonetheless important to try to keep the distinction as clear as possible for many reasons.
The first is what I term "the fundamental psycholegal error," which is the mistaken belief that if we identify a cause for conduct, including mental or physical disorders, then the conduct is necessarily excused. Causation is not an excuse, nor is a cause identical to compulsion, which may be an excuse.(28) Causation does not excuse per se.
"The contractor is excused from performance where the owner refuses to permit him to proceed, fails to provide the required means to complete the contract, or fails to make payments provided by the contract, including installment payments."
I don't want this to effect my job, and would like to know if I have to goJustin says: Unless someone is disqualified, has the right to be excused or has a valid reason for discretionary excusal then they must attend for jury service.