exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis

Latin phrase
ex·​cep·​tio pro·​bat re·​gu·​lam de re·​bus non ex·​cep·​tis | \ eks-ˈkep-tē-ˌō-ˌprō-bät-ˈrā-gu̇-ˌläm-dā-ˈrā-ˌbu̇s-ˌnōn-eks-ˈkep-ˌtēs How to pronounce exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis (audio) \

Definition of exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis

: an exception tests the rule as to things not excepted also : an exception can demonstrate that the rule exists

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“Exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceptio%20probat%20regulam%20de%20rebus%20non%20exceptis. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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