[ ik-sep-shuh n ]
/ ɪkˈsɛp ʃən /
the act of excepting or the fact of being excepted.
something excepted; an instance or case not conforming to the general rule.
an adverse criticism, especially on a particular point; opposition of opinion; objection; demurral: a statement liable to exception.
- an objection, as to a ruling of the court in the course of a trial.
- a notation that an objection is preserved for purposes of appeal: saving an exception.
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Idioms for exception
- to make an objection; demur: They took exception to several points in the contract.
- to take offense: She took exception to what I said about her brother.
Origin of exception
OTHER WORDS FROM exceptionex·cep·tion·less, adjectivepre·ex·cep·tion, noun
Words nearby exception
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British Dictionary definitions for exceptionless
/ (ɪkˈsɛpʃən) /
the act of excepting or fact of being excepted; omission
anything excluded from or not in conformance with a general rule, principle, class, etc
criticism, esp when it is adverse; objection
law (formerly) a formal objection in the course of legal proceedings
law a clause or term in a document that restricts the usual legal effect of the document
- (usually foll by to) to make objections (to); demur (at)
- (often foll by at) to be offended (by); be resentful (at)
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Idioms and Phrases with exceptionless
In addition to the idioms beginning with exception
- exception proves the rule, the
- except for (with the exception of)
- make an exception
- take exception to
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