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  1. (transitive) To exclude; to specify as being an exception.
    • 2007: But this ban on circumcision must have been a provocation, as the emperor Antoninus Pius later acknowledged by excepting the Jews. " Glen Bowersock, "Provocateur", London Review of Books 29:4, p. 17
      1. (context, intransitive, rare, construed with to or against) To take exception, to object to.
    • 1658: The Athenians might fairly against the practise of Democritus to be buried up in honey; as fearing to embezzle a great commodity of their Countrey " Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 23)

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