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English Equity practice. Re-interrogation. A formal objection to a court's ruling. A protest against the ruling that preserves the issue for appeal.


 - n. The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule. That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.


 - (Law) An objection, oral or written, taken, in the course of an action, as to bail or security; or as to the decision of a judge, in the course of a trail, or in his charge to a jury; or as to lapse of time, or scandal, impertinence, or insufficiency in a pleading; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts something before granted. An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; - usually followed by to or against.

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