Exempting the disabled from military service.
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.
Persons exempt from jury duty; income exempt from taxation; a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process.
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.