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

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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.
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.
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.
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.