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Acceptance vs Exception - What's the difference?

acceptance | exception |

As nouns the difference between acceptance and exception

is that acceptance is the act of accepting; a receiving of something offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; especially, favorable reception; approval while exception is exception.



Alternative forms

* (obsolete) (l)


(en noun)
  • The act of accepting; a receiving of something offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; especially, favorable reception; approval
  • the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc.
  • * Isaiah 60:7 :
  • They shall come up with acceptance on mine altar.
  • Belief in something; agreement; assent.
  • State of being accepted.
  • * Shakespeare: Rape of Lucrece :
  • Makes it assured of acceptance .
  • (business, finance) An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance.
  • (business, finance) The bill of exchange itself when accepted.
  • An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.
  • (legal) An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.
  • (US, government) The act of an authorized representative of the Government by which the Government assents to ownership by it of existing and identified supplies, or approves specific services rendered, as partial or complete performance of a contract.
  • The usual or accepted meaning of a word or expression.
  • (Australia, New Zealand, pluralonly) A list of horses accepted as starters in a race.
  • Usage notes

    * In modern law, proposal and acceptance are the constituent elements into which all contracts are resolved.

    Derived terms

    * (sense) acceptance of a bill of exchange, acceptance of goods * acceptance of persons * banker's acceptance, trade acceptance


    * (act of accepting) accepting, receiving, reception, approval * (State of being accepted) acceptableness * (sense) assent


    * * Mozley and Whitely, Law Dictionary : *: What acts shall amount to such an acceptance is often a question of great nicety and difficulty.




    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • (legal) An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.
  • (senseid)An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed by to or against.
  • (computing) An interruption in normal processing, especially as caused by an error condition.
  • Derived terms

    * checked exception * exception that proves the rule * take exception * there is an exception to every rule * without exception