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exception

noun ex·cep·tion \ik-ˈsep-shən\

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

: a case where a rule does not apply

Full Definition of EXCEPTION

1
:  the act of excepting :  exclusion
2
:  one that is excepted; especially :  a case to which a rule does not apply
3
:  question, objection <witnesses whose authority is beyond exception — T. B. Macaulay>
4
:  an oral or written legal objection
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Examples of EXCEPTION

  1. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
  2. <I take strong exception to your assessment of his singing ability.>

First Known Use of EXCEPTION

14th century
EXCEPTION Defined for Kids

exception

noun ex·cep·tion \ik-ˈsep-shən\

Definition of EXCEPTION for Kids

1
:  someone or something that is not included <I returned all the books with one exception.>
2
:  a case to which a rule does not apply <We'll make an exception this time.>
3
:  an objection or a reason for objecting —usually used with take <He took exception to the change.>

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