Meaning of exempt

ex•empt

Pronunciation: (ig-zempt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to free from an obligation or liability to which others are subject; release: to exempt a student from an examination.
—adj.
  1. released from, or not subject to, an obligation, liability, etc.: organizations exempt from taxes.
—n.
  1. a person who is exempt from an obligation, duty, etc.
  2. (in Britain) exon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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