Exception to Expose

Exception To take exception. To feel offended; to find fault with.

"Her manner was so ... respectful, that I could not take exception to this reproof." - Farjeon.
Exceptions prove the Rule They prove there is a rule, or there could be no exceptions; the very fact of exceptions proves there must be a rule.

"Exceptio probat regulam." - Columella.
Exchequer Court of Exchequer. In the subdivision of the court in the reign of Edward I., the Exchequer acquired a separate and independent position. Its special duty was to order the revenues of the Crown and recover the king's debts. It was denominated Scaccarium, from scaccum (a chess-board), and was so called because a chequered cloth was laid on the table of the court. (Madox: History of the Exchequer.)
    Foss, in his Lives of the Judges, gives a slightly different explanation. He says: "All round the table was a standing ledge four fingers broad, covered with a cloth bought in the Easter Term, and this cloth was `black rowed with strekes about a span, like a chess- board. On the spaces of this cloth counters were arranged, marked for checking computations.' "

Excise (2 syl.) means literally, a coupon, or piece cut off (Latin, excido). It is a toll or duty levied on articles of home consumption - a slice cut off from these things for the national purse.

"Taxes on commodities are either on production within the country, or on importation into it, or on conveyance or sale within it; and are classed respectively as excise, customs, or tolls." - Mill: Political Economy, book v. chap. iii. p. 562.
Exclusion Bill of Exclusion. A bill to exclude the Duke of York from the throne, on account of his being a Papist. Passed by the Commons, but rejected by the Lords, in 1679; revived in 1681.

Excommunication (1) The greater is exclusion of an individual from the seven sacraments, from every legitimate act, and from all intercourse with the faithful. (2) The lesser excommunication is sequestration from the services of the Church only. The first Napoleon was excommunicated by Pope Pius VII., and the kings of Italy were placed under an anathema by Pius IX. for adding the Papal dominions to the United Kingdom of Italy.

"The person excommunicated: Os, orare, vale, communio, mensá, negatur (The person excommunicated is to be boycotted by the faithful in os (conversation), orare (prayer), communio (communion), mensa (board)." - Professor T. P. Gury: Romish Moral Theology (3rd ed., 1862).
   Excommunication by Bell, Book, and Candle. (See Cursing, etc.)
   Excommunication by the ancient Jews. This was of three sorts - (1) Nidui (separation), called in the New Testament "casting out of the synagogue" (John ix. 22); (2) Cherem, called by St. Paul "delivering over to Satan" (1 Cor. v. 5); (3) Anathema Maranatha (1 Cor. xvi. 22), delivered over to the Lord, who is at hand, to take vengeance. The Sadducees had an interdict called Tetragrammeton, which was cursing the offender by Jehovah, by the Decalogue, by the inferior courts, and with all the curses of the superior courts.

Excruciate (4 syl.). To give one as much pain as crucifying him would do. (Latin, ex crux, where ex is intensitive.)

Excuse "Qui s'excuse, s'accuse," or "Tel s'excuse qui s'accuse."

Exeat (Latin, he may go out). Permission granted by a bishop to a priest to leave his diocese. In the universities, it is permission to a student to leave college before end of term. Sometimes permission is granted to leave college after the gates are closed.

Execrate (3 syl.). To many Roman laws this tag was appended, "If any one breaks this law, sacer esto, " i.e. let his body, his family, and his goods be consecrated to the gods. When a man was declared

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