Definition of exempt
From Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō.
exempt (plural exempts)
- One who has been released from something.
to exempt (third-person singular simple present exempts, present participle exempting, simple past and past participle exempted)
- (transitive) To release or deliver from some liability which others are subject to.
- (transitive) To except or excuse from the operation of a law.
- (transitive) To grant immunity to.
- (transitive) To free from obligation.
- (transitive) To release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service.
- (transitive) To exempt from fear or pain.
exempt (not comparable)
- Free from a duty or obligation.
In their country all women are exempt from military service.
His income is so small that it is exempt from tax.
- (of an employee) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
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