exempt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj exempt (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject "a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process","exempt from jury duty","only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes"
    • adj exempt (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation "the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable","income exempt from taxation"
    • v exempt grant exemption or release to "Please excuse me from this class"
    • v exempt grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to "She exempted me from the exam"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Citizens of Monaco are prohibited from gambling in Monte Carlo, but they're exempt from taxation.
    • Exempt Cut off; set apart. "Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry."
    • Exempt Extraordinary; exceptional.
    • Exempt 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; as, goods exempt from execution; a person exempt from jury service. "True nobility is exempt from fear.""T is laid on all, not any one exempt ."
    • Exempt One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.
    • Exempt One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon.
    • Exempt 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; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service; to exempt from fear or pain. "Death
      So snatched will not exempt us from the pain
      We are by doom to pay."
    • Exempt To remove; to set apart.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.
    • exempt 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.
    • exempt 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.
    • exempt Removed; remote.
    • exempt Standing apart; separated; select.
    • n exempt One who is exempted or freed from duty; one dispensed from or not subject to service, especially military or other obligatory public service.
    • n exempt In England, one of four officers of the yeomen of the royal guard, styled corporals in their commission; an exon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Milan, Italy, there is a law on the books that requires a smile on the face of all citizens at all times. Exemptions include time spent visiting patients in hospitals or attending funerals. Otherwise, the fine is $100 if they are seen in public without a smile on their face.
    • v.t Exempt egz-emt′ to free, or grant immunity (with from)
    • adj Exempt taken out: not liable to: released: unaffected by
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Quotations

  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir%20Walter%20Raleigh
    “There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.”
  • Richard Whately
    Richard%20Whately
    “He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. exempt, L. exemptus, p. p. of eximere, to take out, remove, free; ex, out + emere, to buy, take. Cf. Exon Redeem

Usage

In literature:

These and the ceiling, tinted and not exempt from indications of damp, were covered with fine mouldings and medallions.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
But the Cox resolution was adopted in 1952; and the Cox committee to investigate tax-exempt foundations was set up.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
Wouldn't let him say a word about exemption.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
The only son of a family was exempt, and certain others.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
A gospel of laziness and mere exemption from hell was not Paul's gospel.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
They are exempt from legal punishment.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
A voluminous miscellany, composed at various periods, cannot be exempt from slight inadvertencies.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Representative democracies, so far from being exempt from this vice, are from their nature peculiarly liable to it.
"An Essay on Professional Ethics" by George Sharswood
Women and children were not exempt from laborious toil.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
Most of these men owe it to their country and themselves to tear up their exemption papers.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
A large number of claims for exemption from military service were made before the Bouverie Street Tribunal at its sittings last week.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 8, 1916" by Various
First thing we know the whole shebang of the boys will be claiming exemption of sole support of wife.
"Americans All" by Various
No rank or age was exempt from attendance at the great assembly.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
Such periodicals must not contain general news or advertisements or they forfeit their claim to exemption.
"Canadian Postal Guide" by Various
Judges, lawyers, doctors, even clergymen, could not claim exemption.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Some wag persuaded him to attend the second 'hearing,' telling him to swear that he was conscientious, and he would get his exemption papers.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
The wise man is not wholly exempted from the ills of life, but his share of them is small.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Hitherto Flores, Corvo and Graciosa have been quite exempt, and Fayal has only suffered from one eruption (1672).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Similarly he feels resentment if exemptions from restraint are allowed some others and not allowed him also.
"Concerning Justice" by Lucilius A. Emery
The Cinque Ports from the earliest times claimed to be exempt from the jurisdiction of the admiral of England.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

Fear me, virgin whosoever
Taking pride from love exempt,
Fear me, slighted. Never, never
Brave me, nor my fury tempt:
Downy wings, but wroth they beat
Tempest even in reason's seat.
"Lines Traced Under An Image Of Amor Threatening" by Herman Melville
I'm sure I don't see how that makes them exempt
From all sorts of sickness and woman's complaints,
With nothing to hinder if appetite tempt
From eating or drinking as happy as saints.
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of Pudding" by Horatio Alger Jr
In the Lord we have redemption,
Full remission in His blood,
From the curse entire exemption,
From the curse pronounced by God:
What a Saviour Jesus is!
O what grace, what love is His!
"In the Lord we have redemption," by Thomas Kelly
Is there not in this wide world one spot that is blessed
With exemption from suffering, where one may find rest;
Where sickness and sorrow no entranpe can gain,
And the clouds do not return after the rain?
"The Clouds Return After The Rain" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Proud word you never spoke, but you will speak
Four not exempt from pride some future day.
Resting on one white hand a warm wet cheek
Over my open volume you will say,
'This man loved me!' then rise and trip away.
"Ianthe" by Walter Savage Landor
Proud word you never spoke, but you will speak
Four not exempt from pride some future day.
Resting on one white hand a warm wet cheek,
Over my open volume you will say,
'This man loved me'—then rise and trip away.
"Proud Word You Never Spoke" by Walter Savage Landor

In news:

Trust-fund transportation programs will be exempt from the cuts while sequestration would cut non-exempt programs by 7.6% to 8.2.
NEW YORK — Buses, taxes and limousines are among the vehicles that are exempt from New York City's gas rationing plan.
The NPR sought comment on whether to provide a safe harbor to exempt institutions from the rule.
CFPB now exempts institutions that transmit 100 or fewer transfers per year.
CFPB's Final Remittance Rule Boosts Exemption to 100 Annual Transactions.
National animal rights groups are putting pressure on the commissioners to deny the exemption for Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute.
He will earn a one-year European Tour exemption if he wins.
Conservation groups are weighing in on a federal ruling last week to end the Tongass National Forest's exemption from the Roadless Rule.
EPA Grants Exemption to Romulus Injection Wells.
Texas Department of Agriculture has been granted approval by the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a Section 18 exemption allowing the use of flutriafol (Topguard) for the control of cotton root rot in Texas.
7 Goldman Sachs 23 Other Exempt (Analysts, Program Analysts, Associates and Professional Non-Exempt) $160,000.
11 Goldman Sachs 9 Other Exempt (i.e.
They may never be confused with "Swan Lake," but an upstate New York strip club says its nude lap dances are every bit as much an art form and should be exempt from state taxes.
S 49, introduced by Kohl, would repeal some of the railroads' antitrust exemptions.
Legislative leaders from both parties say they won't meddle with the state's ban on indoor smoking despite complaints about exemptions for casino gambling floors.
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In science:

In section two we first review the non-linear compactification background and point out why it exempts the theory from its small ǫ constraint.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
However a determination of the present deceleration parameter q0 through a simple kinematical description is not exempt of possible drawbacks.
On the determination of the deceleration parameter from Supernovae data
The q - adic development of ρ is more delicate in this case and we shall work it out in detail - the rest of the proof being exempt of surprises.
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
In a priori methods, the syntax or the semantics of the formal notation is restricted beforehand, in order to guarantee that the model of any system described with it will be exempt from time advancement problems.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
After this one cluster had been exempted and a fit to the remaining N − 1 clusters was performed.
A TPC with Triple-GEM Gas Amplification and TimePix Readout
Of course clock fields X A have no exemption from the problem that some manifolds cannot be covered with a single coordinate chart; thus one might need to piece together generalized clock fields out of multiple charts.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Content validity was established through discussion of BCI question with disciplinary experts, in some cases, we decided to retain questions that provoked discussion among experts. All students whose work is discussed here signed informed consent forms (IRB 0304.09 - exempt).
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
Gn (W ), can be found in the same way as the 2-core, except that now the termination condition is that every nodes outside of W must have degree at least 2, since the half-edges adjacent to a vertex in W are exempt from this restriction.
The Diameter of Weighted Random Graphs
Bell’s counter exempts of spin one-half particle, since it’s Hilbert space is two dimensional, has no relevance for this case.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
Expecting that – presumably – direct particle involvement into radiation is improbable (maybe with two exemptions, which we will note later) we are left with a small number of possible mechanisms, which all belong to the class of wave-wave interaction in weak plasma turbulence.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The two exemptions when particles become involved are the above mentioned scattering of Langmuir waves off ions, and the so-called electron-cyclotron maser instability [for a contemporary review see, e.g., 152].
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
We exempt ourselves from proving this principle because it appears evident to us.
Two-dimensional body of maximum mean resistance
While for HBL ob jects, homogeneous (one-zone) leptonic SSC modeling often seems to provide a reasonable SED characterization (but see, e.g., [144] for a possible exemption), this does not apply in a similar way to LBL ob jects.
TeV Astronomy
These particles are in general charged, exempting the K0 and D0 mesons and the neutron n, in contrast to the particles of the γ -branch, which are in general neutral.
The standing wave model of the mesons and baryons
In this sense, the MIPWA method is the most exempt approach.
The Kpi and pipi S-wave from D decays
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