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EXCEPT', L. excipio ex and capio, to take. See Caption, Capture.

1. To take or leave out of any number specified to exclude as, of the thirty persons present and concerned in a riot, we must except two.
2. To take or leave out any particular or particulars, from a general description.

When he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted who did put all things under him. 1 Corinthians 14

EXCEPT', To object to make an objection or objections usually followed by to sometimes by against. I except to a witness, or to his testimony, on account of his interest or partiality.

EXCEPT', pp. Contracted from excepted. Taken out not included. All were involved in this affair, except one that is, one excepted, the case absolute or independent clause. Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish that is, except this fact, that ye repent, or this fact being excepted, removed, taken away, ye shall all likewise perish. Or except may be considered as the imperative mode. Except, thou or ye, this fact, ye shall all likewise perish. Hence except is equivalent to without, unless, and denotes exclusion.

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