exception etymology

English word exception comes from Latin exceptio

Detailed word origin of exception

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
exceptio Latin (lat) (by extension) An exception, restriction, limitation.. (legal) An exception or objection in law.
excepcion Old French (fro)
excepcioun Anglo-Norman (xno)
exception English (eng) (computing) An interruption in normal processing, typically caused by an error condition, that can be handled by another part of the program.. (legal) An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed [...]