to free from an obligation or liability to which others are subject; release: A grade above B+ is required in order to exempt a student from an examination.
released from, or not subject to, a particular obligation or liability, such as income tax: Charities and other exempt organizations must still file an information return with the IRS.
U.S. Law. relating to or being an employee to whom certain obligations imposed on employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act do not apply, generally because skill level and remuneration are relatively high or work is of a kind that cannot be strictly scheduled: Executive employees and creative professionals are among those considered exempt under the FLSA.
a person who is exempt from an obligation, duty, etc.
(in Britain) exon1.
- ex·empt·i·ble, adjective
- non·ex·empt, adjective, noun
- pre·ex·empt, verb (used with object)
- qua·si-ex·empt, adjective
- un·ex·empt, adjective
- un·ex·empt·ed, adjective
- un·ex·empt·i·ble, adjective
- un·ex·empt·ing, adjective
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How to use exempt in a sentence
Apple’s own apps and services are exempt from the fee and enjoy other marketing benefits.Apple cuts some App Store fees, but critics call it a ploy to avoid regulation | Reed Albergotti | November 18, 2020 | Washington Post
A separate analysis by the same agency concluded that as the head of his department within the executive branch, Clarkson is “exempt from confidentiality provision of the State Personnel Act.”Junior Staffer Says Top Alaska Official Told Her to Keep Allegations of Misconduct Secret | by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News | November 18, 2020 | ProPublica
Huawei will hold no shares in Honor, nor will it have any say in management or decision-making for the brand, suggesting that Honor will be exempt from the supply chain restrictions that target Huawei once the deal closes.U.S. sanctions force Huawei to sell its budget smartphone brand | Naomi Xu Elegant | November 17, 2020 | Fortune
Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to ask city voters to increase taxes to fund affordable housing or to exempt any community from the coastal height limit.Demand for Housing Solutions Has Reached New Heights | Lisa Halverstadt | November 5, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The initiative exempts these companies from a recent state law that would require them to classify their workers as employees.Uber, Lyft, and gig companies win big after Prop 22 passes in California | Danielle Abril | November 4, 2020 | Fortune
We will serve a ruling elite who has already exempted themselves from any laws that they may pass.
He told me, apparently incorrectly, that aid to Israel would be exempted from sequester, so "you should be happy."
If a new tax was introduced, which of course happened, those who benefited from the fiscal shield became the only ones exempted.
In January, Obama announced a three-year freeze on discretionary spending, but exempted defense altogether.
If other nations purchasing American arms could find pen and ink to sign, why should India be exempted?
Sugar and tobacco grown on the Company's own plantations were exempted from all taxation.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Her descendants have been exempted from the taille (poll tax)—a mean and shameful recompense!A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It was especially exempted from the Mortmain Acts, and was allowed to acquire property to the yearly value of £10.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
Here a great deal of sorry disordered talk about the Trinity House men, their being exempted from land service.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
His majesty has also thought proper to order, that all converts be exempted from lodging soldiers for two years.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
British Dictionary definitions for exempt
(tr) to release from an obligation, liability, tax, etc; excuse: to exempt a soldier from drill
freed from or not subject to an obligation, liability, tax, etc; excused: exempt gilts; tax-exempt bonus
obsolete set apart; remote
a person who is exempt from an obligation, tax, etc
- exemption, noun
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