exempt[eg zempt′, ig-]
- The definition of exempt is you are excused from a rule or an obligation imposed on others.
An example of exempt is when everyone else is required to get to a meeting ten minutes early, but you are not required to do so.
Origin of exemptMiddle English exempten ; from Anglo-French exempter ; from Classical Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere, to take out: see example
Origin of exemptL exemptus
transitive verbex·empt·ed, ex·empt·ing, ex·empts
- To free from an obligation, duty, or liability to which others are subject: exempting the disabled from military service.
- Obsolete To set apart; isolate.
- Freed from an obligation, duty, or liability to which others are subject; excused: persons exempt from jury duty; income exempt from taxation; a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process.
- Not subject to certain federal workplace laws or protections, especially those requiring overtime compensation: exempt employees.
- Obsolete Set apart; isolated.
Origin of exemptMiddle English exempten, from Old French exempter, from exempt, exempt, from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere, to take out; see example.
- One who has been released from something.
- (historical) A type of French police officer.
- (UK) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.
(third-person singular simple present exempts, present participle exempting, simple past and past participle exempted)
From Middle French exempt, from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō. The employement sense is due to the position's exemption from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
exempt - Legal Definition