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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exempt  \Ex*empt"\,  n. 
  1.  One  exempted  or  freed  from  duty;  one  not  subject. 
 
  2.  One  of  four  officers  of  the  Yeomen  of  the  Royal  Guard, 
  having  the  rank  of  corporal;  an  Exon.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exempt  \Ex*empt"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exempted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Exempting}.]  [F.  exempter.  See  {Exempt},  a.] 
  1.  To  remove;  to  set  apart.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  2.  To  release  or  deliver  from  some  liability  which  others  are 
  subject  to  to  except  or  excuse  from  he  operation  of  a 
  law;  to  grant  immunity  to  to  free  from  obligation;  to 
  release;  as  to  exempt  from  military  duty,  or  from  jury 
  service;  to  exempt  from  fear  or  pain. 
 
  Death  So  snatched  will  not  exempt  us  from  the  pain 
  We  are  by  doom  to  pay  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exempt  \Ex*empt"\,  a.  [F.  exempt,  L.  exemptus  p.  p.  of  eximere 
  to  take  out  remove,  free  ex  out  +  emere  to  buy  take  Cf 
  {Exon},  {Redeem}.] 
  1.  Cut  off  set  apart.  [Obs.] 
 
  Corrupted,  and  exempt  from  ancient  gentry.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Extraordinary;  exceptional.  [Obs.]  --Chapman. 
 
  3.  Free  or  released,  from  some  liability  to  which  others  are 
  subject;  excepted  from  the  operation  or  burden  of  some 
  law;  released;  free  clear;  privileged;  --  (with  from): 
  not  subject  to  not  liable  to  as  goods  exempt  from 
  execution;  a  person  exempt  from  jury  service. 
 
  True  nobility  is  exempt  from  fear.  --Shak. 
 
  T  is  laid  on  all  not  any  one  exempt.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exempt 
  adj  1:  (of  persons)  freed  from  or  not  subject  to  an  obligation  or 
  liability  (as  e.g.  taxes)  to  which  others  or  other 
  things  are  subject;  "a  beauty  somehow  exempt  from  the 
  aging  process";  "exempt  from  jury  duty";  "only  the 
  very  poorest  citizens  should  be  exempt  from  income 
  taxes"  [ant:  {nonexempt}] 
  2:  (of  goods  or  funds)  not  subject  to  taxation;  "the  funds  of 
  nonprofit  organizations  are  nontaxable";  "income  exempt 
  from  taxation"  [syn:  {nontaxable}]  [ant:  {taxable}] 
  v  1:  grant  relief  or  an  exemption  from  a  rule  or  requirement  to 
  "She  exempted  me  from  the  exam"  [syn:  {relieve},  {free}] 
  [ant:  {enforce}] 
  2:  grant  exemption  or  release  to  "Please  excuse  me  from  this 
  class  [syn:  {excuse},  {relieve},  {let  off}] 




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