exempt from

exempt from (something)

1. verb To allow or permit oneself or someone to not do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "exempt" and "from." It's very convenient that the mayor exempts his relatives from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
2. adjective Allowed or permitted to not do something. It's very convenient that the mayor's relatives are exempt from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
See also: exempt

exempt someone from something

to release someone from the obligation to do something; to allow a person not to be affected by a rule or law. I cannot exempt anyone from this rule. The members of Congress exempted themselves from the wage freeze.
See also: exempt
References in classic literature ?
1) To whatever degree we may imagine a man to be exempt from the influence of the external world, we never get a conception of freedom in space.
But even if- imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause- we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
Without being particularly ungracious or repellent in manner or speech, he managed somehow to be immune to impertinent curiosity, yet exempt from the evil repute with which it commonly revenges itself when baffled; so far as I know, Mr.
The truth is, that in all such cases it is essential to the freedom and to the necessary independence of the deliberations of the body, that the members of it should be exempt from punishment for acts done in a collective capacity; and the security to the society must depend on the care which is taken to confide the trust to proper hands, to make it their interest to execute it with fidelity, and to make it as difficult as possible for them to combine in any interest opposite to that of the public good.
And being at once exempt from the restraint of an individual responsibility for the acts of the body, and deriving confidence from mutual example and joint influence, unauthorized measures would, of course, be more freely hazarded, than where the executive department is administered by a single hand, or by a few hands.
I think now that he was wise not to care for the advancement which most of us have our hearts set upon, and that it was one of his finest qualities that he was content with a lot in life where he was not exempt from work with his hands, and yet where he was not so pressed by need but he could give himself at will not only to the things of the spirit, but the things of the mind too.
By these considerations I was induced to seek some other method which would comprise the advantages of the three and be exempt from their defects.
265(a)(2) provides a general rule that no deduction is allowed for interest on debt incurred or continued to purchase or carry obligations, the interest on which is wholly exempt from Federal income taxes.
The new regulations made a lot of changes in rules, to make it easier for employers to determine who is and who is not exempt from overtime pay.
With the addition of Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, and other related forms, more than two-thirds of exempt organizations also can file electronically.
Are newsletter reporters and editors exempt from overtime pay requirements?
There are generally three classes of "exempt taxpayers" excluded from the FIE Rules: recent immigrants to Canada (resident in Canada for up to 60 months), most registered pension plans (15) and other persons exempt from Part I tax, (16) and certain Canadian resident trusts in which each beneficiary is exempt from tax.
To be considered exempt from overtime pay under the professional exemption, employees must be:
Shreve is one of more than 5 million state and local government employees now exempt from Social Security.
The proposed ruling is helpful to understand whether a recruitment initiative will cause a hospital that is exempt from taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to violate the organizational and operational requirements necessary for continued tax exemption.