• 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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  • 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
F. exempt, L. exemptus, p. p. of eximere, to take out, remove, free; ex, out + emere, to buy, take. Cf. Exon Redeem


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

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.

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