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Meaning of EXEMPT

Pronunciation:  ig'zempt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation; "the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable"; "income exempt from taxation"
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
  4. [v]  grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam"

EXEMPT is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.]
  3. \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.
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