exempt
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪɡˈzɛmpt/, /ɛɡˈzɛm(p)t/
Adjective

exempt (not comparable)

  1. Free from a duty or obligation.
    In their country all women are exempt from military service.
    His income is so small that it is exempt from tax.
    • 'Tis laid on all, not any one exempt.
  2. (of an employee or his position) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
  3. (obsolete) Cut off; set apart.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iv]:
      corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry
  4. (obsolete) Extraordinary; exceptional.
Translations Noun

exempt (plural exempts)

  1. One who has been released from something.
  2. (historical) A type of French police officer.
    • 1840, William Makepeace Thackeray, ‘Cartouche’, The Paris Sketch Book:
      with this he slipped through the exempts quite unsuspected, and bade adieu to the Lazarists and his honest father […].
  3. (UK) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.
Verb

exempt (exempts, present participle exempting; past and past participle exempted)

  1. (transitive) To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.
    Citizens over 45 years of age were exempted from military service.
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: освобожда́ть



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