Examples of exception in a sentence
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 English Language Learners
Definition of exception for English Language Learners
: someone or something that is different from others : someone or something that is not included
: a case where a rule does not apply
EXCEPTION Defined for Kids
Definition of exception for Students
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.
Legal Definition of exception
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 : an act of excepting; especially : exclusion of a section of real property from a conveyance — compare reservation
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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