- 1 1.1 countable/numerable (sth different, unusual) excepción (feminine) the exception proves the rule la excepción confirma la reglaMore example sentences1.2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (exclusion) excepción (feminine) with the exception of sth/sb con or a excepción de algo/algn without exception sin excepción to make an exception hacer* una excepción
- There are a number of well-established exceptions to the general rule and their list is not closed.
- I have a friend and neighbour called Peter Thomson who is an exception to the general rule.
- An exception to this general rule is formed by a cheque which bears on its front the letter R.
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