legislation, construction. Exceptions are rules which limit
the extent of other more general rules, and render that just and proper,
which would be, on account of its generality, unjust and improper. For
example, it is a general rule that parties competent may make contracts,
the rule that they shall not make any contrary to equity, or contra bonos
mores, is the exception.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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