Synonyms for exception

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ik-sep-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ɪkˈsɛp ʃən

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Définition of exception

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Anglo-French excepcioun, Old French excepcion, from Latin exceptionem (nominative exceptio), noun of action from past participle stem of excipere (see except).
  • The exception that proves the rule is from law: exceptio probat regulam in casibus non exceptis, "the exception proves the rule in cases not excepted;" exception here being "action of excepting" someone or something from the rule in question, not the person or thing that is excepted. To take exception is from excipere being used in Roman law as a modern attorney would say objection.
  • noun leaving out
  • noun special case; irregularity
Example sentences :
  • The Bineses, with the exception of Psyche, were at breakfast a week later.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • There was, however, one exception, and that was his friend Windich (native).
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • This piece, with the exception of a few lines, has appeared in the Athenaeum.
  • Extract from : « Poems » by Matilda Betham
  • Never had the pinto dodged his share of honest running, and this day was no exception.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • There is hardly an exception to this in the whole history of Caucasian ideas.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • The exception rather than the rule, there is no reason why he should not be the racial type.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Mark was in many things an exception—a curious mixture of child and youth.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • With the exception of Fountains, the remains are more perfect than any in Yorkshire.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • The meat is fried, with only the exception of when accompanied by "turnip greens."
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 » by Various
  • The journey to Montpellier-le-Vieux formed no exception to the rule.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards

Antonyms for exception

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