What does exemption mean?

Definitions for exemptionɪgˈzɛmp ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exemption.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exemption, freedom(noun)

    immunity from an obligation or duty

  2. exemption(noun)

    a deduction allowed to a taxpayer because of his status (having certain dependents or being blind or being over 65 etc.)

    "additional exemptions are allowed for each dependent"

  3. exemption, immunity, granting immunity(noun)

    an act exempting someone

    "he was granted immunity from prosecution"


  1. exemption(Noun)

    An act of exempting.

  2. exemption(Noun)

    The state of being exempt; immunity.

  3. exemption(Noun)

    A deduction from the normal amount of taxes.

  4. exemption(Noun)

    Freedom from a defect or weakness.

  5. Origin: From Old and modern French exemption, or from exemptio, from eximere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exemption(noun)

    the act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject; immunity; privilege; as, exemption of certain articles from seizure; exemption from military service; exemption from anxiety, suffering, etc

  2. Origin: [L. exemptio a removing: cf. F. exemption exemption.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exemption' in Nouns Frequency: #2557


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exemption in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exemption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janet Yellen:

    I certainly hope that (the GAO exemption) will continue and I will try to forcefully make the case to why it is important.

  2. Ambrose Bierce:

    In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

  3. Mardan Mamat:

    It means a lot to me, This is my last year of exemption and I needed to play well to keep my card. I wanted to win again to keep my exemption for the next few years.

  4. Plutarch:

    In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.

  5. Gabriel Dobbs Dobbs ':

    The exemption is nationwide which gives us flexibility to work on construction and other industrial sites around the country … but you do work with local air traffic control if you are close to an airport … the FAA will always be informed of our operations.

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Translations for exemption

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إعفاءArabic
  • освобождаванеBulgarian
  • Befreiung, Freisein, Freistellung, FreibetragGerman
  • απαλλαγήGreek
  • verovähennys, koskemattomuus, vapauttaminen, vähennys, vapautusFinnish
  • exemptionFrench
  • pembebasanIndonesian
  • whakawāteatangaMāori
  • ontheffing, vrijstellingDutch
  • dispensjon, immunitet, fritagelse, fradragNorwegian
  • льгота, освобождение, иммунитет, исключениеRussian

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