Definition of Take exception

1. Verb. Raise a formal objection in a court of law.

Exact synonyms: Challenge
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Object
Specialized synonyms: Appeal
Derivative terms: Challenge

Definition of Take exception

1. Verb. (idiomatic often with ''to'') To take offense; to object or protest. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Exception

take back
take by storm
take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in
take down
take down a peg
take effect
take exception (current term)
take exception to
take fire
take five
take flight
take for
take for a spin
take for granted
take form
take guard
take heart
take heed
take hold
take hold of
take home

Literary usage of Take exception

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Said in apology of an historical or chronological incident introduced into a treatise against which some captious persona take exception. ..."

2. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... knew him to be too wise to take exception at such trifles, the rather because the most judicious is always the least part in all auditories. ..."

3. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"On some things we differ. Some of you are dissatisfied with this decision or with that. Some of you take exception to this ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1889)
"There is one point to which we take exception ; the title-page and preface are equally undated. We don't like books without a note of the birth-year. ..."

5. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1916)
"... whose interest is affected by such proceeding, may take exception to any question arising on the disclosure of the garnishee, and show any good cause ..."

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