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noun ex·cep·tion \ik-ˈsep-shən\

Simple Definition of exception

  • : someone or something that is different from others : someone or something that is not included

  • : a case where a rule does not apply

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exception

  1. 1 :  the act of excepting :  exclusion

  2. 2 :  one that is excepted; especially :  a case to which a rule does not apply

  3. 3 :  question, objection <witnesses whose authority is beyond exception — T. B. Macaulay>

  4. 4 :  an oral or written legal objection

Examples of exception in a sentence

  1. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

  2. <I take strong exception to your assessment of his singing ability.>



14th Century

First Known Use of exception

14th century



EXCEPTION Defined for Kids

exception

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noun ex·cep·tion \ik-ˈsep-shən\

Definition of exception for Students

  1. 1 :  someone or something that is not included <I returned all the books with one exception.>

  2. 2 :  a case to which a rule does not apply <We'll make an exception this time.>

  3. 3 :  an objection or a reason for objecting —usually used with take <He took exception to the change.>




Law Dictionary

exception

noun ex·cep·tion

Legal Definition of exception

  1. 1 :  something that is excepted or excluded; especially :  a situation to which a rule does not apply <the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make — U.S. Constitution art. III>

  2. 2 :  an act of excepting; especially :  exclusion of a section of real property from a conveyance — compare reservation

  3. 3 :  a usually written objection especially to a judge's ruling <filed an exception raising a question regarding jury instructions> —used especially in equity proceedings — see also bill of exceptions at bill 3a





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