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  1. excluded from or left out of a particular category: Any foundation of this kind is an excepted charity—unlike the others, it doesn't have to register with the government.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of except2.

Idioms about excepted

  1. present company excepted, (a qualifying remark to indicate that a negative comment or description does not apply to those being spoken to): The human race as a whole does not display too many signs of intelligence—present company excepted, of course.

Origin of excepted

First recorded in 1560–70, for an earlier sense; except2 + -ed2 for the adjective; except2 + -ed1 for the verb

Other words from excepted

  • non·ex·cept·ed, adjective
  • un·ex·cept·ed, adjective

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