special exception

Definition of "special exception"
  1. It refers to the permission to use a tract of land in a way that differs from the rules established by a zoning ordinance, but only under specific circumstances
How to use "special exception" in a sentence
  1. The town council granted a special exception for the old factory to be converted into a residential complex.
  2. Due to the unique circumstances, the developer was seeking a special exception to bypass some zoning restrictions.
  3. A special exception may be granted, for example, when a non-profit organization wishes to build a facility in a residential zone.

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