Exception in Admiralty Law and Legal Definition

Exception in admiralty is a plea filed in a suit in admiralty equivalent to a plea in abatement or a special plea in bar in an ordinary civil action. [United States Shipping Bd. Emergency Fleet Corp. v. Rosenberg Bros. & Co., 276 U.S. 202 (U.S. 1928)]. It is an objection to the sufficiency, fullness, distinctness, relevancy, or competency of any pleading or interrogatory.