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.
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
dismissal (part of speech: noun)
unconformity (part of speech: noun)
curiosity, impropriety, idiosyncrasy, incongruity, freakishness, quirkiness, divergence, inconsistency, incompatibility, oddity, strangeness, difference, unfamiliarity, peculiarity, aberrance, nonconformity, derangement, uniqueness, outlandishness, deviation, anomaly, aberration, singularity, uncommonness, irregularity, unconventionality, eccentricity, abnormality, funniness
qualification (part of speech: noun)
- He made, however, an exception in our favour one day that he visited Mr. Rassam at Gaffat. - "A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People", Henry Blanc.
- You shall be the exception. - "Edgar Saltus: The Man", Marie Saltus.
- And why with the exception of Jeanie, may I ask? - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.