Exception meaning

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One that is excepted, especially a case that does not conform to a rule or generalization.
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An objection or a criticism.

Opinions that are open to exception.

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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.

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The act of excepting or the condition of being excepted; exclusion.
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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.
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An excepting or being excepted; omission; exclusion.
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Anything that is excepted.
  • 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.
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Objection or opposition.
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A formal objection or reservation to court action or opinion in the course of a trial.
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An error. See exception handling.
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In litigation, a formal statement made by a party indicating to the court that he or she wishes to preserve an issue for appeal.
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The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
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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.
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(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.
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An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed by to or against.
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(computing) An interruption in normal processing, especially as caused by an error condition.
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take exception
  • To object; demur.
  • To resent something; feel offended.
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the exception (that) proves the rule
  • The exception (that) tests the rule (see prove).
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the exception (that) proves the rule

Origin of exception