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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.
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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.
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Being a member of a political party does not exempt one from criminal liability and the evidence we will present to court during trial shows their involvement in terrorism," Demelash said.
Quantifying the extent of waithood in Egypt - as well as in other countries globally that are experiencing a youth bulge - is complicated by the reality that employment, per se, does not exempt one from waithood.
Ignoring a law does not exempt one from the law, and these individuals are painfully aware of the consequence of being caught.
Being unusually holy, or being a penitent, may have made for one's being called a saint during one's lifetime, but being a saint did not exempt one from civic awareness or obligation.
Is the newspaper suggesting that being a loud-mouthed bigot with a high public profile should exempt one from the law?