What does exempt mean?

Definitions for exemptɪgˈzɛmpt

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

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"


  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

  8. Origin: [F. exempter. See Exempt, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exempt

    egz-emt′, v.t. to free, or grant immunity (with from).—adj. taken out: not liable to: released: unaffected by.—n. Exemp′tion, act of exempting: state of being exempt: freedom from any service, duty, &c.: immunity. [Fr.,—L. eximĕre, exemptumex, out, emĕre, to buy.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exempt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exempt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Whately:

    He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.

  2. D. A. Battista:

    No one is exempt from talking nonsense the mistake is to do it solemnly.

  3. Michel de Montaigne:

    No man is exempt from saying silly things the mischief is to say them deliberately.

  4. Michel de Montaigne:

    No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.

  5. Joseph Addison:

    To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.

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