exemption exemption  /ɪɡ ˈzɛmp ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) immunity from an obligation or duty
  2. (n) a deduction allowed to a taxpayer because of his status (having certain dependents or being blind or being over 65 etc.)
  3. (n) an act exempting someone

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. 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.
  2. The McCain plan promises to increase the dependent exemption that a married couple could claim for each of their two children by $500.
  3. Some seminarians even feel that their exemption stigmatizes them in the eyes of others as suspected draft dodgers.

News

  1. Golf: Zac Blair accepts exemption to play Utah Championship

    Golf: Zac Blair accepts exemption to play Utah Championship The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 19, 2013 02:42PM MDT Thanks to an exemption, Ogden native and BYU golfer Zac Blair will play the Web.com’s Utah Championship on July 11-14 at Willow Creek Country Club. In 2009, Blair won the Utah State Amateur. He’s also won the Cache Valley Amateur, the Salt Lake City Amateur, the Coral Canyon ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Sports briefs: Championship exemption for Blair, WSU and UVU athletes qualify

    UTAH CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTION FOR BLAIR
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  3. Wichita Seeks Exemption From New State Gun Law

    The Wichita City Council is requesting an exemption from the state's new concealed carry law, which goes into effect July 1.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KAKE Wichita

Quotes

  1. "This exemption will enable the Navy to train effectively and to certify carrier and expeditionary strike groups for deployment in support of worldwide operational and combat activities, which are essential to national security," Bush said.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "It's been a year since we've seen Koren, so our first step is to have him return to Green Bay," Thompson said in a statement. "The Packers will request a roster exemption, during which time we would see where Koren is at in terms of football...
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Ted Thompson Source: ESPN

  3. Mr. Obama said in a statement the amendment "would carve out a special exemption for these lenders that would allow them to inflate rates, insert hidden fees into the fine print of paperwork, and include expensive add-ons that catch purchasers by...
    on May 12, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

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