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Dictionary definition for: Exception

1. (n) a deliberate act of omission; "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"

2. (n) 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. (n) grounds for adverse criticism; "his authority is beyond exception"

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