Exception

Ex*cep"tion

(k*sp"shn), n. [L. exceptio: cf. F. 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.
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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.
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Such rare exceptions, shining in the dark,
Prove, rather than impeach, the just remark.
Cowper.
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Often with to.
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That proud exception to all nature's laws.
Pope.
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3. (Law) 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. Burrill.
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4. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or against.
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I will never answer what exceptions they can have against our account [relation].
Bentley.
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He . . . took exception to the place of their burial.
Bacon.
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She takes exceptions at your person.
Shak.
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Bill of exceptions (Law), a statement of exceptions to the decision, or instructions of a judge in the trial of a cause, made for the purpose of putting the points decided on record so as to bring them before a superior court or the full bench for review.
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