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exempt


ex·empt  (g-zmpt)
tr.v. ex·empt·ed, ex·empt·ing, ex·empts
1. To free from an obligation, a duty, or a liability to which others are subject: exempting the disabled from military service.
2. Obsolete To set apart; isolate.
adj.
1. Freed from an obligation, a duty, or a liability to which others are subject; excused: persons exempt from jury duty; income exempt from taxation; a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process.
2. Obsolete Set apart; isolated.
n.
One who is exempted from an obligation, a duty, or a liability.

[Middle English exempten, from Old French exempter, from exempt, exempt, from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere, to take out; see example.]

ex·empti·ble adj.


exempt  /gzmpt/  v. [T] adj. to exclude or free from a duty, restriction, etc.: The court <v.> exempted me from jury duty because Im a minister.||My being a minister made me <adj.> exempt. exempt

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