Definition of exemption noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzempʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzempʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] exemption (from something) official permission not to do something or pay something that you would normally have to do or pay She was given exemption from the final examination.
  2. 2[countable] a part of your income that you do not have to pay tax on a tax exemption on money donated to charity
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin exemptio(n-), from eximere ‘take out, free’.Extra examples The exemption applies to home buyers. The regulations provide an exemption from this law. There are parking restrictions in the city centre with exemptions for disabled drivers. There are parking restrictions with exemptions for disabled drivers. These goods are subject to exemption from tax. They enjoyed exemption from customs duties on goods to be used by themselves. You may be able to apply for exemption from local taxes. religious exemptions from statutes and administrative rules tax exemptions on gifts to spouses taxpayers seeking to claim a personal exemption Charities are granted exemption from income tax. He applied for exemption from military service. Several countries requested a temporary exemption from EU environmental legislation. The contract contains an exemption clause. The owner was granted an exemption from the law and the painting was exported. There is an exemption in the case of international airports.
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