exception principle

noun

Definition of exception principle

: a method or plan of supervision (as of a business) under which only significant deviations from normally expected results or conditions are brought to the attention of a supervisor for consideration and decision

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exception principle

exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis

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“Exception principle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exception%20principle. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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