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exempt

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adjective ex·empt \ ig-ˈzem(p)t \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of exempt

1 obsolete :set apart
2 :free or released from some liability or requirement to which others are subject
  • was exempt from jury duty
  • the estate was exempt from taxes

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Origin and Etymology of exempt

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere to take out — more at example


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exempt

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Definition of exempt

transitive verb
:to release or deliver from some liability or requirement to which others are subject
  • exempted from military service

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First Known Use of exempt

15th century


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exempt

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Definition of exempt

:one exempted or freed from duty

First Known Use of exempt

1532


EXEMPT Defined for English Language Learners

exempt

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adjective

Definition of exempt for English Language Learners

  • : not required to do something that others are required to do


exempt

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Definition of exempt for English Language Learners

  • : to say that (someone or something) does not have to do something that others are required to do : to make (someone or something) exempt


EXEMPT Defined for Kids

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exempt

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adjective ex·empt \ ig-ˈzempt \

Definition of exempt for Students

:free or released from some requirement that other persons must meet or deal with
  • I'm exempt from the test.

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exempt

verb

Definition of exempt for Students

exempted; exempting
:to release from a requirement that others must meet

Law Dictionary

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exempt

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adjective ex·empt \ ig-ˈzempt \

legal Definition of exempt

:free or released from some obligation or duty to which others are subject :not subject or liable
  • certain properties are declared to be exempt and cannot be taken by a person's creditors
  • —J. H. Williamson

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exempt

transitive verb

legal Definition of exempt

:to release or exclude from some liability (as in taxation), obligation, or duty to which others are subject
  • exempts the income of a spendthrift trust
  • —W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.


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