exception[ek sep′s̸hən, ik-]
- The definition of an exception is something that is outside of the rules or outside of the normal expectations.
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 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