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excepting

[ik-sep-ting] /ɪkˈsɛp tɪŋ/
preposition
1.
excluding; barring; saving; with the exception of; except:
Excepting the last chapter, the book is finished.
conjunction
2.
Archaic. except; unless; save.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; except2 + -ing2
Related forms
nonexcepting, adjective
unexcepting, adjective
Synonyms
1. See except1 .

except2

[ik-sept] /ɪkˈsɛpt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to exclude; leave out:
present company excepted.
verb (used without object)
2.
to object (usually followed by to or against):
to except to a statement; to except against a witness.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English excepten < Middle French excepter < Latin exceptāre, derivative of exceptus (see except1)
Related forms
exceptable, adjective
nonexcepted, adjective
unexceptable, adjective
unexcepted, adjective
Usage note
See accept.
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Examples for excepting
  • excepting an untimely demise, childhood invariably follows infancy, and therefore represents the second stage.
  • Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.
  • Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.
  • He stayed with her, excepting one bizarre interval, for the rest of his life.
  • excepting, instead of except, is to be condemned when there is no need for it.
  • It is difficult of demonstration, excepting where the serous coat is deficient.
British Dictionary definitions for excepting

excepting

/ɪkˈsɛptɪŋ/
preposition
1.
excluding; except; except for (esp in the phrase not excepting)
conjunction
2.
an archaic word for unless
Usage note
The use of excepting is considered by many people to be acceptable only after not, only, or without. Elsewhere except is preferred: every country agreed to the proposal except (not excepting) Spain; he was well again except for (not excepting) a slight pain in his chest

except

/ɪkˈsɛpt/
preposition
1.
Also except for. other than; apart from; with the exception of he likes everyone except you, except for this mistake, you did very well
2.
(conjunction) except that, but for the fact that; were it not true that
conjunction
3.
an archaic word for unless
4.
(informal) except that; but for the fact that I would have arrived earlier, except I lost my way
verb
5.
(transitive) to leave out; omit; exclude
6.
(rare) (intransitive) often foll by to. to take exception; object
Word Origin
C14: from Old French excepter to leave out, from Latin exceptāre, from excipere to take out, from capere to take
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Word Origin and History for excepting

except

v.

late 14c., "to receive," from Middle French excepter (12c.), from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere "take out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Meaning "to leave out" is from 1510s. Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction (late 14c.).

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