Ex·emp·tion n. The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject; immunity; privilege; as, exemption of certain articles from seizure; exemption from military service; exemption from anxiety, suffering, etc.
n 1: immunity from an obligation or duty [syn: freedom]
2: a deduction allowed to a taxpayer because of his status
(having certain dependents or being blind or being over 65
etc.); "additional exemptions are allowed for each
3: an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from
prosecution" [syn: immunity, granting immunity]