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From the Latin exceptio.
exception (plural exceptions)
- The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
- 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.
- (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.
- An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed by to or against.
- (computing) An interruption in normal processing, especially as caused by an error condition.
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act of excepting or excluding; exclusion
that which is excepted or taken out from others
(law) an objection
an objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense
computing: an interruption in normal processing
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From Latin exceptiō.
exception f (plural exceptions)