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a part or passage taken from a book, speech, play, etc., and considered on its own; extract
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They now seek an excerption from the government, in effect enlisting the state as enforcer of their theology.
More than representing the traditional figure of the compiler, whose main role was copying, modifying (either by excerption, accretion or paraphrases), or just translating from another language, the author of these prefaces is concerned about uttering a useful message.
10) Twenty-five years later, Bishop would make the same excerption in "In the Waiting Room.
Reagan's creative excerption of King's words about injustice also distorted the meaning of the civil rights leader's total message.