[ ig-zemp-shuhn ]
/ ɪgˈzɛmp ʃən /
Origin of exemption
SYNONYMS FOR exemption
3 exception. Exemption, immunity, impunity imply special privilege or freedom from imposed requirements. Exemption implies release or privileged freedom from some duty, tax, etc.: exemption from military service. Immunity implies freedom from a penalty or from some liability, especially one that is disagreeable or threatening: immunity from disease. Impunity (limited mainly to the fixed expression with impunity ) primarily suggests freedom from punishment: The police force was so inadequate that crimes could be committed with impunity.
ANTONYMS FOR exemption
Related formsex·emp·tive, adjectivenon·ex·emp·tion, nounpre·ex·emp·tion, noun
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