exempt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French exempt, from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɛmpt/, /ɛɡˈzɛm(p)t/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛmpt
  • Hyphenation: ex‧empt

Adjective[edit]

exempt (not comparable)

  1. Free from a duty or obligation.
    In their country all women are exempt from military service.
    His income is so small that it is exempt from tax.
    • Dryden
      'Tis laid on all, not any one exempt.
  2. (of an employee or his position) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
  3. (obsolete) Cut off; set apart.
    • Shakespeare
      corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry
  4. (obsolete) Extraordinary; exceptional.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

exempt (plural exempts)

  1. One who has been released from something.
  2. (historical) A type of French police officer.
    • 1840, William Makepeace Thackeray, ‘Cartouche’, The Paris Sketch Book:
      with this he slipped through the exempts quite unsuspected, and bade adieu to the Lazarists and his honest father […].
  3. (Britain) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.

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Verb[edit]

exempt (third-person singular simple present exempts, present participle exempting, simple past and past participle exempted)

  1. (transitive) To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.
    Citizens over 45 years of age were exempted from military service.

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Adjective[edit]

exempt (feminine exempta, masculine plural exempts, feminine plural exemptes)

  1. exempt

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō.

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Adjective[edit]

exempt (feminine singular exempte, masculine plural exempts, feminine plural exemptes)

  1. exempt

Noun[edit]

exempt m (plural exempts)

  1. exempt, (type of) policeman
    • 1844, Alexandre Dumas, Les Trois Mousquetaires, XIII:
      « Suivez-moi, dit un exempt qui venait à la suite des gardes.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō.

Adjective[edit]

exempt m (feminine singular exempte, masculine plural exempts, feminine plural exemptes)

  1. exempt