1. Cut off; set apart. [Obs.]
Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry. --Shak.
2. Extraordinary; exceptional. [Obs.]
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.
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.]
Ex·empt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exempted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exempting.]
1. To remove; to set apart. [Obs.]
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.
So snatched will not exempt us from the pain
We are by doom to pay. --Milton.
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]
2: grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this
class" [syn: excuse, relieve, let off]