- 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.
exception definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English excepcioun ; from Old French exception ; from Classical Latin exceptio
exception definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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 objection taken in the course of an action or a proceeding.
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exception - Phrases/Idioms
- to object; demur
- to resent something; feel offended
the exception proves the rule