Definition of Excepting

As used in a deed, the terms “reserving” and "excepting” are used interchangeably, and their technical meaning will give way to the manifest in tent. Porter v. Wamer-Caldwell Oil Co., 183 Okl. 1, 80 P.2d 252, 253. The words “reserving” and "excepting,” although strictly distinguishable, may be used interchangeably or indiscriminately. Stephens v. Kentucky Valley Distilling Co., 275 Ky. 705, 122 S.W.2d 493, 496.

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