Exceptionless



[ik-sep-shuh n] /ɪkˈsɛp ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of excepting or the fact of being excepted.
2.
something excepted; an instance or case not conforming to the general rule.
3.
an adverse criticism, especially on a particular point; opposition of opinion; objection; demurral:
a statement liable to exception.
4.
Law.

Idioms
5.
take exception,

/ɪkˈsɛpʃən/
noun
1.
the act of excepting or fact of being excepted; omission
2.
anything excluded from or not in conformance with a general rule, principle, class, etc
3.
criticism, esp when it is adverse; objection
4.
(law) (formerly) a formal objection in the course of legal proceedings
5.
(law) a clause or term in a document that restricts the usual legal effect of the document
6.
take exception

n.

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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with exception
exception proves the rule, the

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