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. Congressman Jason Chaffetz:

    I want to give Roger Goodell a fair shot to explain the tax-exemption.

  2. Marc Short:

    You are forcing us to live with this, but you are getting an exemption.

  3. Nugent Walker:

    He, Bolt, is out of the remainder of the championship on medical exemption.

  4. Nick Jones:

    Some states do have a tasting exemption in academic settings, but not New Mexico.

  5. Brian Porto:

    The last thing I would want to do is give The NCAA a free pass or a blanket exemption.

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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
  • befrielseSwedish

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