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Definition of "exception" []

  • The act of excepting or the condition of being excepted; exclusion. (noun)
  • One that is excepted, especially a case that does not conform to a rule or generalization. (noun)
  • An objection or a criticism: opinions that are open to exception. (noun)
  • Law A formal objection taken in the course of an action or a proceeding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exception" in a sentence
  • "You can add $exception to the Watch window to see the caught exception - #318"
  • "[Sidenote: Necessity creates an exception, and the Revolution a case of necessity, the utmost extent of the demand of the Commons.] "My Lords, the concessions" (the concessions of Sacheverell's counsel) "are these: That _necessity_ creates an _exception_ to the general rule of submission to the prince; that such exception is understood or implied in the laws that require such submission; and that _the case of the Revolution was a case of necessity."
  • "The main exception is that it might be more natural for superheroes to use first names in a private conversation."