Exempt

Definition of Exempt

Ex`empt´
a.1.Cut off; set apart.
Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry.
- Shak.
2.Extraordinary; exceptional.
3.Free, or released, from some liability to which others are subject; excepted from the operation or burden of some law; released; free; clear; privileged; - (with from): not subject to; not liable to; as, goods exempt from execution; a person exempt from jury service.
True nobility is exempt from fear.
- Shak.
T is laid on all, not any one exempt.
- Dryden.
n.1.One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.
2.One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon.
v. t.1.To remove; to set apart.
[imp. & p. p. Exempted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exempting.]
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.

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