What is the meaning of exempt?


  • Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to.
    • usage: "She exempted me from the exam"
  • Grant exemption or release to.
    • usage: "Please excuse me from this class"


  • Of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e. G. Taxes) to which others or other things are subject. (
    • usage: "a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process"; "exempt from jury duty"; "only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes"
  • Of goods or funds. ( not subject to taxation)
    • usage: "the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable"; "income exempt from taxation"
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APAWordNet. (2010). exempt. Retrieved June 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/exempt/definitions/1173667
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "exempt" http://smartdefine.org/exempt/definitions/1173667 (accessed June 21, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, exempt, Smart Define, viewed 21 June, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/exempt/definitions/1173667>.
MLAWordNet. "exempt" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 June 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/exempt/definitions/1173667>
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