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Exception

Exception

WordNet



noun


(1)   A deliberate act of omission
"With the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"
(2)   An instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
"All her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"
"An exception tests the rule"
(3)   Grounds for adverse criticism
"His authority is beyond exception"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
  2. That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
  3. (Law) An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.
  4. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or against.
  5. An interruption in normal processing, especially as caused by an error condition.