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Exception meaning

exception - 5 dictionary results

  1. 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. 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.
  3. 3. 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. 4. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; - usually followed by to or against.
  5. 5. Exclusion; something excepted; objection.

exception - examples of usage

  1. They were all ordered to be drowned with the exception of one. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. This world, with the exception of this little island on which she stood, was on fire. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Of course, there are some of them who pay their debts, but that is the exception. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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