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excepted

[ ik-sep-tid ]
/ ɪkˈsɛp tɪd /
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adjective
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.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of except2.
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Idioms about excepted

    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

except2 + -ed2 for the adjective; except2 + -ed1 for the verb

OTHER WORDS FROM excepted

non·ex·cept·ed, adjectiveun·ex·cept·ed, adjective
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