Exception

Definition of Exception

Ex`cep´tion   Pronunciation: ĕk`sĕp´shŭn
n.1.The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
2.That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
Such rare exceptions, shining in the dark,
Prove, rather than impeach, the just remark.
- Cowper.
That proud exception to all nature's laws.
- Pope.
3.(Law) An objection, oral or written, taken, in the course of an action, as to bail or security; or as to the decision of a judge, in the course of a trail, or in his charge to a jury; or as to lapse of time, or scandal, impertinence, or insufficiency in a pleading; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts something before granted.
4.An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; - usually followed by to or against.
I will never answer what exceptions they can have against our account [relation].
- Bentley.
He . . . took exception to the place of their burial.
- Bacon.
She takes exceptions at your person.
- Shak.
Bill of exceptions
(Law) a statement of exceptions to the decision, or instructions of a judge in the trial of a cause, made for the purpose of putting the points decided on record so as to bring them before a superior court or the full bench for review.

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