verb (used with object)
Origin of exempt
Synonyms for exempt
Examples from the Web for exempted
Contemporary Examples of exempted
He told me, apparently incorrectly, that aid to Israel would be exempted from sequester, so "you should be happy."Why Sympathy For Israel Is A Useful Metric
Jonathan S. Mark
April 8, 2013
In January, Obama announced a three-year freeze on discretionary spending, but exempted defense altogether.What Iraq Costs Us
March 8, 2010
If other nations purchasing American arms could find pen and ink to sign, why should India be exempted?How Hillary Won Over India
July 27, 2009
Historical Examples of exempted
Our relation was not exempted from the failings of young men.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Fire flashed from his myopic eyes, which had exempted him from service with the army.The Downfall
A homestead to the value of $1,000 is exempted to "the head of the family."
The homestead, to the value of $2,000, is exempted for the wife.
A homestead to the value of $1,500 is exempted for the survivor and minor children.
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.