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[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’
immunity, exception, dispensation, indemnity, exclusion, freedom, release, relief, absolution, exonerationspecial treatment, privilege, favouritismimpunitylet-offderogationView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin exemptio(n-), from eximere take out, free.
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