Exception Legal Meaning and Definition
Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Exception.
- A formal objection made by a lawyer during a trial to express disagreement with a judge's ruling. This action signifies the lawyer's intent to challenge the ruling in a higher court. In modern legal practice, it is assumed that the attorney disagrees with any adverse ruling, so the step to 'take exception' is typically unwarranted.
- In the context of contracts, statutes, or deeds, an 'exception' refers to a statement indicating that a specific aspect or matter is deliberately not included within the scope of the document.