- if someone or something is exempt from something, they are not affected by it, do not have to do it or pay it, etc. The interest on the money is exempt from tax. Some students are exempt from certain exams. Infant mortality was extremely high and the upper classes were not exempt.
- (in compounds, forming adjectives) tax-exempt organizations such as churches
NAmE//ɪɡˈzɛmpt//[not before noun] exempt (from something)
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