1. [ adjective ] (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"

Related terms: nonexempt immune privileged excused
2. [ verb ] grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
Synonyms: relieve free

"She exempted me from the exam"

Related terms: enforce spare forgive deregulate derestrict dispense exemption
3. [ adjective ] (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation
Synonyms: nontaxable

"the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable" "income exempt from taxation"

Related terms: taxable tax-exempt unratable duty-free
4. [ verb ] grant exemption or release to
Synonyms: excuse let_off relieve

"Please excuse me from this class

Related terms: absolve frank excuse
Similar spelling:   exemption