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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of exempting.
  • n. The state of being exempt; immunity.
  • n. One that is exempted, especially an amount of income that is exempted from taxation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of exempting.
  • n. The state of being exempt; immunity.
  • n. A deduction from the normal amount of taxes.
  • n. Freedom from a defect or weakness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject; immunity; privilege

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from some undesirable requirement or condition; immunity; dispensation: as, exemption from servitude; exemption from taxation.
  • n. In the Roman Catholic Church, a regulation through which places or individuals are brought directly under the control of the Holy See, instead of being subject to the authority of the diocesan bishop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From Old and modern French exemption, or from Latin exemptio, from eximere (Wiktionary)

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