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excepting

[ ik-sep-ting ]
/ ɪkˈsɛp tɪŋ /
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preposition

excluding; barring; saving; with the exception of; except: Excepting the last chapter, the book is finished.

conjunction

Archaic. except; unless; save.

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Origin of excepting

First recorded in 1540–50; except2 + -ing2
1. See except1.
non·ex·cept·ing, adjectiveun·ex·cept·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for excepting

excepting
/ (ɪkˈsɛptɪŋ) /

preposition

excluding; except; except for (esp in the phrase not excepting)

conjunction

an archaic word for unless
The use of excepting is considered by many people to be acceptable only after not, only, or without. Elsewhere except is preferred: every country agreed to the proposal except (not excepting) Spain; he was well again except for (not excepting) a slight pain in his chest
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