verb (used with object)
- exempli gratia,
- exempt carrier,
Origin of exempt
Examples from the Web for exempt
Surely, Hollywood should not be exempt from such a standard.It’s Not Just Cosby: Hollywood’s Long List of Male Scumbags|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Individuals and businesses could exempt themselves from anti-discrimination laws by proffering religious objections to them.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In short, the United States is having a bit of an existential crisis, and no one, not even Hollywood, has been exempt.
Homeschoolers would likely be exempt, then, but we do need to abolish the Classics Major.St. Hippolytus’ Careers Christians Should Never Have|Candida Moss|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even show ponies are not exempt from ending up in a narrowing chute that feeds the condemned in single file into the “stun box.”
Even the city of Philadelphia is not exempt from this moral pestilence.American Slave Trade|Jesse Torrey
The private property of stockholders shall be exempt from any and all debts of this Corporation.The Harris-Ingram Experiment|Charles E. Bolton
Although immortal, the gods were not exempt from physical pain.Myths of Greece and Rome|H. A. Guerber
Were you told that the duties imposed by the ministry were free from every obstacle, exempt from every peril?The Betrothed|Alessandro Manzoni
He is exempt from taxation and from the payment at least of certain local rates.
adjective (sometimes postpositive)
Word Origin for exempt
late 14c., from Old French exempt (13c.) and directly from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere "remove, take out, take away; free, release, deliver, make an exception of," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + emere "buy," originally "take," from PIE root *em- "to take, distribute" (cf. Latin sumere "to take, obtain, buy," Old Church Slavonic imo "to take," Lithuanian imui, Sanskrit yamati "holds, subdues"). For sense shift from "take" to "buy," compare Old English sellan "to give," source of Modern English sell "to give in exchange for money;" Hebrew laqah "he bought," originally "he took;" and colloquial English I'll take it for "I'll buy it."
mid-15c., from Middle French exempter, from exempt (adj.); see exempt (adj.). Related: Exempted; exempting.