• WordNet 3.6
    • n exemption an act exempting someone "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
    • n exemption a deduction allowed to a taxpayer because of his status (having certain dependents or being blind or being over 65 etc.) "additional exemptions are allowed for each dependent"
    • n exemption immunity from an obligation or duty
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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.
    • n Exemption The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject; immunity; privilege; as, exemption of certain articles from seizure; exemption from military service; exemption from anxiety, suffering, etc.
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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.
    • n exemption The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from some undesirable requirement or condition; immunity; dispensation: as, exemption from servitude; exemption from taxation.
    • n exemption In the Roman Catholic Church, a regulation through which places or individuals are brought directly under the control of the Holy See, instead of being subject to the authority of the diocesan bishop.
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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.
    • n Exemption act of exempting: state of being exempt: freedom from any service, duty, &c.: immunity
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  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    “There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.”
  • Richard Whately
    “He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.”
  • Aristotle
    “No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exemptio, a removing: cf. F. exemption, exemption
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. eximĕre, exemptumex, out, emĕre, to buy.


In literature:

No atom of matter is exempt from its sway.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
The rules of the monastery are very strict, and no visitor is exempt from their observance.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
The newspaper's figures were specific, and its map of infection showed no locality exempt.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Even Jerusalem is not exempt.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
Again, white women are exempted from labor generally, but negro women are not.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
From this duty none were exempt from the least to the greatest.
"Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of William H. F. Lee (A Representative from Virginia)" by Various
The Jewry in which he lived was exempt from the common law.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Exemption from punishment; impunity.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
In each case a certain minimum is exempted.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
The periods most abounding in the Wit and the Beau have, of course, been those most exempt from wars, and rumours of wars.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
Should church buildings, with their lots and furnishings, be exempt from taxation?
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index" by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
We hold ourselves exempt from all such peculiar mercy, for we scarce see its wisdom.
"The Days of Bruce Vol 1" by Grace Aguilar
No creature capable of a human act is exempt.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
During this time he was exempted from all public taxes for himself and the ten persons.
"Mother Earth" by W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
All these must be exempted from the charge of dirtiness.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
In 1887 two bills were introduced, one asking Full Suffrage and the other that unmarried women be exempt from taxation.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Similar exemptions are conferred on the subjects of the foreign state dying in Great Britain or Ireland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
But the Church grants indulgences; the State, rights of primogeniture; sophistry, moral exemptions.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The federal Bankruptcy Act prescribes what property passes to the trustee and also what is exempt.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
E. P. Dixon took "Reb" for a saddle horse, giving me a pony instead, which exempted my team.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones

In poetry:

Oh, to live exempt from care
By the energy of prayer:
Strong in faith, with mind subdued,
Yet elate with gratitude!
"Day" by Josiah Conder
"For, though they claim to be exempt
From pride, they treat a Phantom
As something quite beneath contempt -
Just as no Turkey ever dreamt
Of noticing a Bantam."
"Phantasmagoria Canto III ( Scarmoges )" by Lewis Carroll
Thine hands, without election or exemption,
Feed all men fainting from false peace or strife,
O thou, the resurrection and redemption,
The godhead and the manhood and the life.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Cistercians might crack their sides
With laughter, and exemption get,
At sight of heroes clasping brides,
And hearing--O the horn! the horn!
The horn of their obstructive debt!
"Hernani" by George Meredith
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
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

In news:

Bahamas Exempts GA From 406 MHz ELT Rule.
County opts out of septic bill exemption.
The " ministerial exception" exempts churches from some state and federal employment statutes.
Big-box stores have taken over the commerce of everything from guitars to organic foods, and sporting goods are not exempt from the trend.
A fall turkey license is required, unless exempt.
But on another front, Netanyahu told the Keshev Committee that he would not bring its proposals up for a vote if they exempted Arab Israelis from national service .
The Neurotic Middle East The world tacitly exempts the Middle East from the rules of civilized behavior.
The government regulators have determined the talk show qualifies as news and is thus exempt from obligations to giving political candidates equal air time.
Michigan Gov Jennifer Granholm recently signed legislation that exempts the sales tax on aircraft parts installations performed in the state for customers who do not reside or base their aircraft in Michigan.
Port of Oakland must stop behind ridiculous nonexistent exemption.
The city said that area is exempt because of the severe street parking issues that already exist downtown.
As I've been pushing my own legislators here in Vermont to close the big fat public health pothole called the 'philosophical exemption,' I often ask them to pay attention to the pertussis outbreak in Washington State.
Property tax dollars are a key source of funding for schools, law enforcement and other services, but some people are scamming the system of those needed dollars through the homestead exemption.
Pole dancers might be athletic and artistic but their performances don't qualify for tax-exempt status under New York law, a state court ruled Tuesday.
The tax exemption is for appliances that cost under 25-hundred dollars and that are for non-commercial use.

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