An example of an exception is when you are normally supposed to be home by midnight but your parents let you stay out until 1 AM, just for one night.
- an excepting or being excepted; omission; exclusion
- anything that is excepted; specif.,
- a case to which a rule, general principle, etc. does not apply
- a person or thing different from or treated differently from others of the same class
- objection or opposition
- Law a formal objection or reservation to court action or opinion in the course of a trial
Origin of exceptionMiddle English excepcioun from Old French exception from Classical Latin exceptio
- to object; demur
- to resent something; feel offended
the exception (that) proves the rule
- The act of excepting or the condition of being excepted; exclusion.
- One that is excepted, especially a case that does not conform to a rule or generalization.
- An objection or a criticism: opinions that are open to exception.
- Law A formal protest against a ruling of the trial court on a question of law, such as the admissibility of a certain piece of evidence, to make clear for the record that the issue is being preserved for a potential appeal.
- The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
- That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
- (law) An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.
- An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed by to or against.
- (computing) An interruption in normal processing, especially as caused by an error condition.
exception - Legal Definition