exempt exempt  /ɪɡ ˈzɛmpt/


  1. (v) grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
  2. (v) grant exemption or release to
  3. (adj) (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject
  4. (adj) (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation




  1. Jehovah's Witnesses regard themselves as ministers, but draft boards often refuse to exempt them from Army service.
  2. Lott's conservative critics, quite rightly, made a big fuss about his filing of a brief arguing that BJU should get the exemption despite its racist ban on interracial dating.
  3. See that the exemption would then be granted.


  1. Did IRS Targeting Harm Tea Party Groups?

    Congress continues its hearings into the IRS flagging of Tea Party groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Shirish Date.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Gun law exemption passed; Ball: It doesn't go far enough

    A bill to exempt retired law enforcement officials from a portion of the state's new gun laws is headed for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk after the Senate approved the measure early Friday despite disagreement among the chamber's Republicans.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  3. IRS still dragging feet on tax-exempt status for Tea Party groups

    IRS still dragging feet on tax-exempt status for Tea Party groups
    on June 21, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego


  1. "Part of what our core constitutional values promote is the notion that individuals are protected in their privacy and their bodily integrity, and women are not exempt from that," Obama said before meeting with a group of senators.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "If I can walk off that green and know I'll be exempt through 2009, it'll be just a great feeling," Wilson said. "But it's more about the journey, enjoying the whole journey that I've gone on. I played in the 1991 PGA Junior here, for...
    on Mar 3, 2007 By: Mark Wilson Source: Forbes

  3. "I don't think anybody should be exempt from that, and I think it would be an outrage if we didn't prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, particularly people who live in the public domain, make their living because of their visibility _ they're...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Lompoc Record

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