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Definition of Exception

Exception

  1. The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
  2. 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.
  3. An objection, oral or written, taken, in the course of an action, as to bail or security; or as to the decision of a judge, in the course of a trail, or in his charge to a jury; or as to lapse of time, or scandal, impertinence, or insufficiency in a pleading; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts something before granted.
  4. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or against.

Exception Quotations

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.
C. S. Lewis

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
John F. Kennedy

The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
Groucho Marx

Being no bigot myself, I am disposed to indulge the professors of Christianity in the church that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct, plainest, easiest and least liable to exception.
George Washington
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Exception Translations

exception in Danish is undtagelse
exception in Dutch is uitzondering
exception in German is Ausnahme {f}, ausnahme
exception in Italian is eccezionale
exception in Norwegian is unntagelse, innsigelse
exception in Swedish is undantag

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