Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The exception proves the rule. See 101 Me. 581, 8 L. R. A. (N. S.) 104, 64 Atl. 1048.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The exception proves the rule. 11 Coke, 41; 3 Term, 722. Sometimes quoted with the addition "de rebus non exceptis," ("so far as concerns the matters not excepted.")