Definitions for: Exempt


[adj] (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation; "the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable"; "income exempt from taxation"
[adj] (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject; "a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process"; "exempt from jury duty"; "only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes"
[v] grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
[v] grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*empt", a. [F. exempt, L. exemptus, p. p. of eximere
to take out, remove, free; ex out + emere to buy, take. Cf.
Exon, Redeem.]
1. Cut off; set apart. [Obs.]

Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry. --Shak.

2. Extraordinary; exceptional. [Obs.] --Chapman.

3. Free, or released, from some liability to which others are
subject; excepted from the operation or burden of some
law; released; free; clear; privileged; -- (with from):
not subject to; not liable to; as, goods exempt from
execution; a person exempt from jury service.

True nobility is exempt from fear. --Shak.

T is laid on all, not any one exempt. --Dryden.


Ex*empt", n.
1. One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.

2. One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard,
having the rank of corporal; an Exon. [Eng.]


Ex*empt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exempted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Exempting.] [F. exempter. See Exempt, a.]
1. To remove; to set apart. [Obs.] --Holland.

2. To release or deliver from some liability which others are
subject to; to except or excuse from he operation of a
law; to grant immunity to; to free from obligation; to
release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury
service; to exempt from fear or pain.

Death So snatched will not exempt us from the pain
We are by doom to pay. --Milton.

Synonyms: duty-free, excuse, excused, free, immune, let off, nontaxable, privileged, relieve, relieve, tax-exempt, tax-free, unratable, untaxed

Antonyms: apply, enforce, implement, nonexempt, taxable

See Also: absolve, deregulate, derestrict, dispense, exempt, forgive, frank, free, justify, spare

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