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excepting

[ik-sep-ting]
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:
1540–50; except2 + -ing2

nonexcepting, adjective
unexcepting, adjective


1. See except1.
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excepting (ɪkˈsɛptɪŋ)
 
prep
1.  excluding; except; except for (esp in the phrase not excepting)
 
conj
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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except
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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