exempt

adjective
ex·​empt | \ ig-ˈzem(p)t How to pronounce exempt (audio) \

Definition of exempt

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

exempt

verb
exempted; exempting; exempts

Definition of exempt (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

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

exempt

noun

Definition of exempt (Entry 3 of 3)

: one exempted or freed from duty

Examples of exempt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Other everyday things haven’t been exempt, either: electricity is up 4%. Brett Owens, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Government entities, election administrators, mail carriers and a few others are exempt, but advocacy groups aren’t. Maggie Astor, New York Times, 6 July 2021 Travelers who've recently recovered from a Covid-19 infection may be exempt as well, under certain circumstances. Matt Jancer, Wired, 4 July 2021 Those wishing to be exempt must submit a request, with a medical or religious reason. Hannah Drown, cleveland, 2 July 2021 Logging could rise by more than 30% if a draft revision of Finland’s main forestry certification program is approved, the ELY environmental protection department has said, and unprotected forest in Sami areas might not be exempt. The Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2021 The first $50 on bicycle helmets and the first $250 on bicycles are exempt, but questions remained Monday for Orange Cycle, a store in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood. Austin Fuller, orlandosentinel.com, 29 June 2021 The policy will apply to sailings through Dec. 31, but bookings made between March 19, 2021, and June 28, 2021, will be exempt. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 29 June 2021 Of Bunyan's party, only her youngest child, who is 1, was exempt. Francesca Street, CNN, 27 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Hitachi’s new facility is in a Hillsboro enterprise zone, though, which could exempt it from local property taxes. oregonlive, 10 June 2021 Casper: Officials in the Natrona County School District have asked the state health department to exempt it from a requirement that masks be worn in K-12 schools, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 May 2021 The bills are symbolic because while federal law allows states to exempt themselves from observing DSL – Arizona and Hawaii are the only two that do – Congress must approve any proposal to stay on DSL all year. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2021 The group says that in its haste to finalize rules and exempt them from a Biden freeze, the Trump administration failed to comply with some of the legal disclosure requirements necessary to enact a new regulation. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2021 The measure will exempt diapers for children and adults and all types of feminine hygiene products from the 4.45% state sales tax and from any local sales taxes traditionally charged on those items. Chron, 28 June 2021 The emergency bill would also exempt broadcast and news media entities from the tax. Liz Farmer, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2021 The changes also would exempt schools on tribal lands. Patty Nieberg, Star Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021 But Brasfield said the bill, as written now, would exempt the Legislature from that requirement. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 31 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The electric-car maker clashed with Fremont officials last month over whether its factory was an essential business exempt from shutdown orders. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Apr. 2020 Donations made directly to the NRA would not qualify as tax exempt. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, 27 Nov. 2019 The rustic retreat boasts 28 acres, 27 of which are classified as agricultural exempt improved pasture land, according to Milliorn. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2019 The Senate plan also places sales taxes on upgrades to homes and buildings -- such as installing new window treatments and new roofs -- that are currently tax exempt. Julia O'donoghue, NOLA.com, 3 June 2018 Harrisburg is burdened by the fact that a majority of its real estate is owned by the state or is tax exempt. Michaelle Bond, Philly.com, 16 Mar. 2018 By the end of the current abatement, the building will have been tax exempt for 15 years. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, 13 Dec. 2017 The department is taking more steps to detect fraud, including checking the IRS website to see if an organization really is tax exempt, said Jeff Fleming, spokesman for the department. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of exempt

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1532, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exempt

Adjective

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

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The first known use of exempt was in the 14th century

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18 Jul 2021

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“Exempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exempt. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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exempt

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of exempt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

exempt

verb

English Language Learners Definition of exempt (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

adjective
ex·​empt | \ ig-ˈzempt How to pronounce exempt (audio) \

Kids Definition of exempt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

exempt

verb
exempted; exempting

Kids Definition of exempt (Entry 2 of 2)

: to release from a requirement that others must meet

exempt

adjective
ex·​empt | \ ig-ˈzempt How to pronounce exempt (audio) \

Legal Definition of exempt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

exempt

transitive verb

Legal Definition of exempt (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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