1540–50; except2 + -ing2

nonexcepting, adjective
unexcepting, adjective

1. See except1.
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2 [ik-sept]
verb (used with object)
to exclude; leave out: present company excepted.
verb (used without object)
to object (usually followed by to or against ): to except to a statement; to except against a witness.

1350–1400; Middle English excepten < Middle French excepter < Latin exceptāre, derivative of exceptus (see except1)

exceptable, adjective
nonexcepted, adjective
unexceptable, adjective
unexcepted, adjective

See accept.
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except (ɪkˈsɛpt)
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
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
vb (often foll by to)
5.  (tr) to leave out; omit; exclude
6.  rare to take exception; object
[C14: from Old French excepter to leave out, from Latin exceptāre, from excipere to take out, from capere to take]

excepting (ɪkˈsɛptɪŋ)
1.  excluding; except; except for (esp in the phrase not excepting)
2.  an archaic word for unless
usage  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

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from L. exceptus, pp. of excipere "take out," from ex- "out" + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction.
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Example sentences
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.
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