Definition of exemption in English:

exemption

noun

  • [mass noun] The action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others:

    ‘vehicles that may qualify for exemption from tax’
    • ‘I propose to grant full exemption from tax to the income of this Trust.’
    • ‘Can we justify this exemption from standards by saying that it leads to a larger good?’
    • ‘Woodland enjoys several tax breaks, including exemption from inheritance tax after two years.’
    • ‘In my judgment, the rule is that exemption from the rigors of war is in the control of the Executive.’
    • ‘Noble, bourgeois, and peasant alike associated status with exemption from public demands.’
    • ‘The exemption from capital gains tax only came into play if shares held in PEPs actually went up in value.’
    • ‘They cannot claim income tax exemption from the money they earn from doing live concerts.’
    • ‘If they get exemption from rent control law, their income would increase several times.’
    • ‘There are good reasons why thousands of companies will seek exemption from having an audit from July onwards.’
    • ‘Its enthusiastic reception earned Rossini exemption from military service.’
    • ‘There is no special exemption from English law for health professionals.’
    • ‘The maximum period of exemption from paying the minimum wage is one year and the minimum is three months.’
    • ‘No continent, to our great shame, can claim exemption from such brutalities.’
    • ‘Routinely, the request for exemption from the law is rubber-stamped and the ad goes ahead.’
    • ‘Benefits that would be denied include exemption from a requirement to have a separate work visa.’
    • ‘It would probably have led on to granting Catholics exemption from tithes and the authority of Anglican courts.’
    • ‘That's not to mention its exemption from the London congestion charge and road tax.’
    • ‘The most important of these was exemption from the Grand Coutume, the export tax imposed on ships sailing from Bordeaux.’
    • ‘I also grant him exemption from the two-year practical experience requirement.’
    • ‘The industry's block exemption from normal competition rules expires in September 2002.’
    immunity, exception, dispensation, indemnity, exclusion, freedom, release, relief, absolution, exoneration
    special treatment, privilege, favouritism
    impunity
    let-off
    derogation
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin exemptio(n-), from eximere take out, free.

Pronunciation:

exemption

/ɪɡˈzɛmpʃn/