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Definition of exception:

  1. 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.
  2. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; - usually followed by to or against.
  3. 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.
  4. The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.

Synonyms:

riddance, segregation, repudiation, rarity, omission, expostulation, elimination, rule, custom, protest, protestation, approval, squawk, demur, censure, objection, elision, support, challenge, exclusion, expulsion, ejection, kick, remonstrance, complaint, remonstration, inclusion, excommunication, rejection.

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