exempt ( exempts 3rd person present) ( exempting present participle) ( exempted past tense & past participle )
1 adj If someone or something is exemptfrom a particular rule, duty, or obligation, they do not have to follow it or do it.
usu v-link ADJ, usu ADJ from n
Men in college were exempt from military service...
2 verb To exempt a person or thing from a particular rule, duty, or obligation means to state officially that they are not bound or affected by it.
South Carolina claimed the power to exempt its citizens from the obligation to obey federal law... V n from n
exemption ( exemptions plural) n-var oft N from n
...the exemption of employer-provided health insurance from taxation.
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