except vt: to take or leave out (as from insurance coverage or a deed)
: exclude [specifically ed the air carriers and unions from the provisions "M. A. Kelly"]
: to file a bill of exceptions or make a formal exception [ed to the judge's order]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.