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exempt

Definition of exempt

Etymology

    From Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō.

Pronunciation

Noun

exempt (plural exempts)

  1. One who has been released from something.

Verb

to exempt (third-person singular simple present exempts, present participle exempting, simple past and past participle exempted)

  1. (transitive) To release or deliver from some liability which others are subject to.
  2. (transitive) To except or excuse from the operation of a law.
  3. (transitive) To grant immunity to.
  4. (transitive) To free from obligation.
  5. (transitive) To release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service.
  6. (transitive) To exempt from fear or pain.

Related terms

Adjective

exempt (not comparable)

  1. 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.


  2. (of an employee) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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