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
Examples of exception
There will be no exceptions to this rule.
<I take strong exception to your assessment of his singing ability.>
First Known Use of exception
EXCEPTION Defined for Kids
Definition of exception
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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