Definitions for exemptɪgˈzɛmpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•emptɪgˈzɛmpt(v.t.)

  1. to free from an obligation or liability to which others are subject; release:

    to exempt a student from an examination.

  2. (adj.)released from, or not subject to, an obligation, liability, etc.:

    organizations exempt from taxes.

  3. (n.)a person who is exempt from an obligation.

Origin of exempt:

1325–75; ME < OF < L exemptus, ptp. of eximere to take out, free =ex-ex -1+-imere, comb. form of emere to buy, orig., to take

ex•empt′i•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exempt(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"

  2. nontaxable, exempt(verb)

    (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation

    "the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable"; "income exempt from taxation"

  3. exempt, relieve, free(verb)

    grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

    "She exempted me from the exam"

  4. excuse, relieve, let off, exempt(verb)

    grant exemption or release to

    "Please excuse me from this class"

Wiktionary

  1. exempt(Noun)

    One who has been released from something.

  2. exempt(Verb)

    To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.

  3. exempt(Adjective)

    Free from a duty or obligation.

  4. exempt(Adjective)

    Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.

  5. Origin: From exemptus, past participle of eximo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exempt(adj)

    cut off; set apart

  2. Exempt(adj)

    extraordinary; exceptional

  3. Exempt(adj)

    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

  4. Exempt(noun)

    one exempted or freed from duty; one not subject

  5. Exempt(noun)

    one of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon

  6. Exempt(adj)

    to remove; to set apart

  7. Exempt(adj)

    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


Translations for exempt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

exempt(adjective)

free (from a duty etc)

Children under 16 are exempt from the usual charges for dental treatment.

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