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Definition of Exempt

Exempt

  1. Cut off; set apart.
  2. Extraordinary; exceptional.
  3. 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.
  4. One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.
  5. One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon.
  6. To remove; to set apart.
  7. 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.

Exempt Quotations

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
William Shakespeare

There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities.
Herman Melville

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.
Richard Whately

The Safe Drinking Water Act, the safety provisions of the Clean Water Acts, the Clean Air Act, the Superfund Law - the gas industry is exempt from all these basic environmental and worker protections. They don't have to disclose the chemicals they use. They don't have to play by the same rules as anybody else.
Josh Fox

When I was depressed, nobody expected anything of me, nor did I expect anything of myself. I was exempt from life's demands and risks. But if I were to find new life, who knows what daunting tasks I might be required to take on?
Parker Palmer
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Exempt Translations

exempt in Dutch is vrijstellen, ontslaan
exempt in French is dispensez, dispensons, dispensent
exempt in German is freistellen
exempt in Hungarian is mentes, felmentett
exempt in Norwegian is frita
exempt in Spanish is exento
exempt in Swedish is fritagen, frita
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