Bill of exceptions

See under Exception.
(Law) a statement of exceptions to the decision, or instructions of a judge in the trial of a cause, made for the purpose of putting the points decided on record so as to bring them before a superior court or the full bench for review.

See also: Bill, Exception

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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However, late Wednesday November 23, the complainants filed a separate Bill of Exceptions to the Board of Commissioners against the ruling of the hearing officer of November 20, 2017 and a Joint Motion of Recusal for the chairman of the commission.
Subsequently, both the motion for recusal and the bill of exceptions were executed on that the day.
Meanwhile, The Gables' lawyers filed a Bill of Exceptions in Madison County Circuit Court last Friday.
(17) It was designed to fix errors of law, not facts, appearing from the proceedings below or as preserved in a document known as a bill of exceptions. (18) This writ was not designed to find justice in the law courts.
The trial attorney was required to object, then take an exception to the unfavorable ruling, and finally compile and submit a bill of exceptions at trial's end.
339, 342 (1996) (referencing the early New York Appellate system and development of unified law and equity courts along with the Court of Appeals); Bilder, supra note 14, at 942; Geeroms, supra note 5, at 222 ("Accordingly, the Court of Appeal [sic] now functions more to correct errors in the trial court than to provide a second stage in the trial of a case."); Pfander, supra note 16, at 1449--51 (distinguishing the writ of error and the appeal, including the writ of error securing review of errors of law appearing on the face of the record or bill of exceptions).
98, 99-100 (1848) (describing the bill of exceptions, the practice of the court, and an argument presented to the court that it should amend a bill of exceptions).
496, 504 (1848) ("But no such question is presented by the bill of exceptions, or was before the circuit judge, and cannot be raised and passed upon in this court."); see Pangburn, 211 N.Y.
The next step is a "Bill of Exceptions," which is an official challenge to the ordinance and will be ruled on by a circuit judge.