exception
ex·cep·tion n
1: something that is excepted or excluded; esp: a situation to which a rule does not apply
the supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exception s, and under such regulations as the Congress shall makeU.S. Constitution art. III
2: an act of excepting; esp: exclusion of a section of real property from a conveyance compare reservation
3: a usu. written objection esp. to a judge's ruling
demurrers, pleas, and exception s for insufficiency of a pleading shall not be usedFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 7(c)
— used esp. in equity proceedings

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

exception
I (exclusion) noun apartness, breach of practice, contrariety, defiance of custom, departure from usual, detachment, deviation, disconformity, disruption, exceptio, exemption, expulsion, inconsistency, infraction of rule, irregularity, nonconformity, noninclusion, nonuniformity, oddity, omission, preclusion, rarity, removal, segregation, separation, severance, special case, subtraction, unconformity, unconventionality, withdrawal associated concepts: exception in a deed, proviso, reservation, statutory exception II (objection) noun adverse criticism, challenge, charge, clamor, complaint, contradiction, contravention, criticism, demurrer, disapprobation, disapproval, discommendation, discontent, dislike, disparagement, displeasure, dispraise, dispute, dissatisfaction, dissent, grievance, improbation, impugnation, lack of agreement, lack of conformity, nonagreement, nonapproval, offense, opposition, outcry, protest, protest against a ruling, protestation, rebuke, rejection, remonstrance associated concepts: bill of exceptions, formal objection, general exception, peremptory exception, special exception foreign phrases:
- Exceptio fir mat regulam in contrarium. — An exception affirms the rule to be the contrary
- Omnis regula suas patitur exceptiones. — Every rule is subject to its own exception
- Exceptio semper ultima ponenda est. — An exception is always to be placed last
- Exceptio quoque regulam declarat. — An exception also declares the rule.
- Exceptio quae firm at legem, exponit legem. — An exception which confirms the law expounds the law
- Omnis exceptio est ipsa quoque regula. — Every exception is itself also a rule.
- Ubl quid generaliter concedltur, inest haec exceptio, si non aliquid sit contra jus fasque. — Where anything is granted generally, this exception is implied that nothing shall be contrary to law and right
- Exceptio firm at regulam in casibus non exceptis. — An exception confirms the rule in cases not excepted
- Exceptio probat regulam de rebus non exceptis. — The exception proves the rule concerning things not excepted
III index clause, condition (contingent provision), criticism, demurrer, disagreement, disapproval, discharge (release from obligation), disparagement, dispensation (exception), exemption, extenuating circumstances, immunity, irregularity, license, loophole, modification, nonconformity, objection, phenomenon (unusual occurrence), qualification (condition), quirk (idiosyncrasy), remonstrance, removal, reprimand, reservation (condition), salvo, stricture, variance (exemption)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


exception
n.
(1) Something excluded from a category to which it would ordinarily belong; something that does not follow the general rule.
(2) An objection; an objection to a court’s ruling or an error.
(3) In insurance, a risk that is excluded from a policy.
(4) In property, a piece of land that is not included in a transfer of an estate or interest.
v.
except

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


exception
1) A flowery way a lawyer might tell a judge that the lawyer disagrees with the judge's ruling, often said after the judge rules against a lawyer who has objected to the admission of evidence. In modern practice, it is not necessary "to take exception" to a judge's adverse ruling, because it is assumed that the attorney against whom the ruling is made objects.
2) In contracts, statutes, and deeds, a statement that something is not included, as in "Landlord rents to Tenant the first floor, with the exception of the storage room."
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


exception
n. In litigation, a formal statement made by a party indicating to the court that he or she wishes to preserve an issue for appeal.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


exception
The act of excepting or excluding from a number designated or from a description; that which is excepted or separated from others in a general rule or description; a person, thing, or case specified as distinct or not included; an act of excepting, omitting from mention, or leaving out of consideration. Express exclusion of something from operation of contract or deed. An exception operates to take something out of a thing granted that would otherwise pass or be included.
Objection to an order or ruling of a trial court. A formal objection to the action of the court, during the trial of a case, in refusing a request or overruling an objection; implying that the party excepting does not acquiesce in the decision of the court, but will seek to procure its reversal, and that he or she means to save the benefit of his or her request or objection in some future proceeding.
Under rules practiced in the federal and most state courts, the need for claiming an exception to evidence or to a ruling to preserve appellate rights has been eliminated in favor of an objection.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


exception
The act of excepting or excluding from a number designated or from a description; that which is excepted or separated from others in a general rule or description; a person, thing, or case specified as distinct or not included; an act of excepting, omitting from mention, or leaving out of consideration. Express exclusion of something from operation of contract or deed. An exception operates to take something out of a thing granted that would otherwise pass or be included.
 
Objection to an order or ruling of a trial court. A formal objection to the action of the court, during the trial of a case, in refusing a request or overruling an objection; implying that the party excepting does not acquiesce in the decision of the court, but will seek to procure its reversal, and that he or she means to save the benefit of his or her request or objection in some future proceeding.
 
Under rules practiced in the federal and most state courts, the need for claiming an exception to evidence or to a ruling to preserve appellate rights has been eliminated in favor of an objection.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

exception
n.
   1) a formal objection during trial ("We take exception, or simply, "exception")" to the ruling of a judge on any matter, including rulings on objections to evidence, to show to a higher court that the lawyer did not agree with the ruling. In modern practice, it is not necessary "to take exception" to a judge's adverse ruling, since it is now assumed that the attorney against whom the ruling is made objects. This also keeps the transcribed record from being cluttered with shouts of "exception."
   2) in contracts, statutes or deeds, a statement that some matter is not included.
   See also: exception in deed

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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