American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To free from an obligation, a duty, or a liability to which others are subject: exempting the disabled from military service.
- v. Obsolete To set apart; isolate.
- adj. Freed from an obligation, a duty, or a liability to which others are subject; excused: persons exempt from jury duty; income exempt from taxation; a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process.
- adj. Obsolete Set apart; isolated.
- n. One who is exempted from an obligation, a duty, or a liability.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free or permit to be free (from some undesirable requirement or condition); grant immunity (to); release; dispense: as, no man is exempted from pain and suffering.
- Exempted; having exemption; free or clear, as from subjection or liability to something disagreeable, onerous, or dangerous; dispensed: as, to be exempt from military duty; exempt from the jurisdiction of a court.
- Removed; remote.
- Standing apart; separated; select.
- n. One who is exempted or freed from duty; one dispensed from or not subject to service, especially military or other obligatory public service.
- n. In England, one of four officers of the yeomen of the royal guard, styled corporals in their commission; an exon.
- adj. Free from a duty or obligation.
- adj. of an employee Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
- n. One who has been released from something.
- v. transitive To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Cut off; set apart.
- adj. obsolete Extraordinary; exceptional.
- 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
- n. One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.
- n. engraving One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon.
- v. obsolete To remove; to set apart.
- v. 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
- 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
- v. grant exemption or release to
- v. grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
- adj. (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation
- From Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English exempten, from Old French exempter, from exempt, exempt, from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere, to take out; see example. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In Shiloh, a town of 2,200 people, billboards advertise new homes, and foundations have been laid for about 10 new buildings that remain exempt from the 10-month construction freeze.”
“The term exempt is, strictly speaking, not applied to an Abbot nullius, because his jurisdiction is entirely extraterritorial.”
“But if I was Rep. Kennedy I would tell the Bishop, your tax exempt is over with.”
“In fact, the extension of the cuts is exempt from the new "pay-go" rules that Obama signed into law recently.”
“War widows and those on disability living allowance will be exempt from the cap.”
“How these folks stay tax exempt is beyond my understanding.”
“There are a few other entitlement programs that are exempt from the spending freeze, notably Medicare and Medicaid, which will continue to grow unless some form of the health care reform legislation is passed to rein it in.”
“Yet the Pentagon budget — which is expected to exceed $700 billion when Obama unveils his budget on Feb. 1st — remains inexplicably exempt from the spending freeze.”
“The poor are exempt from the mandate (they must sign up — for free — for Medicaid).”
“SCOTUS determined that the BSA was a private organization and therefore exempt from the NJ law, even though the BSA receives government funding, is chartered by congress, POTUS serves as the honorary chairman, they get free space from public schools AND they claimed that they were open to any boy to participate.”
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