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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 Death
 So snatched will not exempt us from the pain
 We are by doom to pay.   --Milton.