excepting

[ ik-sep-ting ]
/ ɪkˈsɛp tɪŋ /

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

synonym study for excepting

1. See except1.

OTHER WORDS FROM excepting

non·ex·cept·ing, adjectiveun·ex·cept·ing, adjective

Definition for excepting (2 of 2)

except2
[ ik-sept ]
/ ɪkˈsɛpt /

verb (used with object)

to exclude; leave out: present company excepted.

verb (used without object)

to object (usually followed by to or against): to except to a statement; to except against a witness.

Origin of except

2
1350–1400; Middle English excepten < Middle French excepter < Latin exceptāre, derivative of exceptus (see except1)

usage note for except

See accept.

OTHER WORDS FROM except

ex·cept·a·ble, adjectivenon·ex·cept·ed, adjectiveun·ex·cept·a·ble, adjectiveun·ex·cept·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for excepting (1 of 2)

excepting
/ (ɪkˈsɛptɪŋ) /

preposition

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

conjunction

an archaic word for unless

usage for excepting

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

British Dictionary definitions for excepting (2 of 2)

except
/ (ɪkˈsɛpt) /

preposition

Also: except for other than; apart from; with the exception ofhe likes everyone except you; except for this mistake, you did very well
except that (conjunction) but for the fact that; were it not true that

conjunction

an archaic word for unless
informal except that; but for the fact thatI would have arrived earlier, except I lost my way

verb

(tr) to leave out; omit; exclude
(intr often foll by to) rare to take exception; object

Word Origin for except

C14: from Old French excepter to leave out, from Latin exceptāre, from excipere to take out, from capere to take
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