Definition of Exempt

1. Verb. Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to. "She exempted me from the exam"

Exact synonyms: Free, Relieve
Specialized synonyms: Derestrict, Deregulate, Dispense, Forgive, Spare
Antonyms: Enforce
Derivative terms: Exemption



2. Adjective. (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject. "Only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes"
Similar to: Excused, Immune, Privileged
Antonyms: Nonexempt

3. Verb. Grant exemption or release to. "Sam cannot exempt Sue "; "Please excuse me from this class"
Exact synonyms: Excuse, Let Off, Relieve
Specialized synonyms: Frank
Generic synonyms: Absolve, Free, Justify
Derivative terms: Excuse

4. Adjective. (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation. "Income exempt from taxation"
Exact synonyms: Nontaxable
Similar to: Duty-free, Tax-exempt, Tax-free, Untaxed, Unratable
Antonyms: Taxable

Definition of Exempt

1. a. Cut off; set apart.

2. n. One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.

3. v. t. To remove; to set apart.

Definition of Exempt

1. Adjective. Free from a duty or obligation. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an employee) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime. ¹

3. Noun. One who has been released from something. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To grant (someone) freedom or immunity (term from). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exempt

1. to free from an obligation required of others [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Exempt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"Section 43 declares that there shall be exempt from listing by the taxpayer property "belonging to the United States, or which, by the laws of the United ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"To exempt it from payments of debts it must be so given. It is extraordinary to suppose, ... No doubt, the personal estate is not exempt from debts. ..."

3. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"It is agreed that the ambassador must be exempt from all constraint upon his ... Even if rules are made by which ambassadors are exempt from a levy of ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace (1922)
"... exempt clerical religious or in a Codex jur. can.. 222-29. monastery sui juris, is usually the provincial or Cases brought before the ecclesiastical ..."

5. The Code of Alabama: Adopted by Act of the Legislature of Alabama; Approved by Alabama, James Jefferson Mayfield (1907)
"Property and persona exempt. 2062. exemption of cotton factories from county and municipal ... Cotton and other agricultural products and pig iron exempt. ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"Clearly, the words "except in eo far as it is to property which is exempt," make manifest that it was the intention to exclude from the enumeration property ..."

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