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adjective ex·empt \ig-ˈzem(p)t\

Definition of exempt

  1. 1 obsolete :  set apart

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of exempt

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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verb ex·empt

Definition of exempt

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to release or deliver from some liability or requirement to which others are subject <exempted from military service>

15th Century

First Known Use of exempt

15th century


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noun ex·empt

Definition of exempt

  1. :  one exempted or freed from duty

1670

First Known Use of exempt

1670


EXEMPT Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective ex·empt \ig-ˈzem(p)t\

Definition of exempt for English Language Learners

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


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verb ex·empt

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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adjective ex·empt \ig-ˈzempt\

Definition of exempt for Students

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


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verb ex·empt

Definition of exempt for Students

exempted

exempting

  1. :  to release from a requirement that others must meet


Law Dictionary

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adjective ex·empt \ig-ˈzempt\

Legal Definition of exempt

  1. :  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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transitive verb ex·empt

Legal Definition of exempt

  1. :  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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