exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis

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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\

Definition of exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis

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


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