Exempt meaning

ĭg-zĕmpt
To free from an obligation, duty, or liability to which others are subject.

Exempting the disabled from military service.

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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.

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Not subject to certain federal workplace laws or protections, especially those requiring overtime compensation.

Exempt employees.

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(obsolete) To set apart; isolate.
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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.

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(obsolete) Set apart; isolated.
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One who is exempted from an obligation, duty, or liability.
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To free from a rule or obligation which applies to others; excuse; release.
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An exempted person.
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Not subject to a responsibility held by others.
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Free from a duty or obligation.

In their country all women are exempt from military service.

His income is so small that it is exempt from tax.

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(of an employee or his position) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
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One who has been released from something.
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(historical) A type of French police officer.
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(UK) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.
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To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.
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Not subject to or bound by a rule, obligation, etc. applying to others.
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Origin of exempt

  • Middle English exempten from Old French exempter from exempt exempt from Latin exemptus past participle of eximere to take out example

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary