Pronunciation: (ik-sep'shun),[key] —n. 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, esp. on a particular point; opposition of opinion; objection; demurral: a statement liable to exception. 4. Law. a. an objection, as to a ruling of the court in the course of a trial.
b. a notation that an objection is preserved for purposes of appeal: saving an exception. 5. take exception, a. to make an objection; demur: They took exception to several points in the contract. b. to take offense: She took exception to what I said about her brother.