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Definition of 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

As God has not made anything useless in this world, as all beings fulfill obligations or a role in the sublime drama of Creation, I cannot exempt from this duty, and small though it be, I too have a mission to fill, as for example: alleviating the sufferings of my fellowmen.
Jose Rizal

I'm living life as best I can - but I'm not exempt from failure and making bad choices.
LeAnn Rimes
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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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