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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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For why should the government exempt one from paying its share in taxes without getting a bigger benefit in return?
The celebrity status in social media does not exempt one from complying with the rules and regulations of the State regarding the sale of unregistered products in unlicensed pharmacies.
Assistant professor of law at Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College Dr Anwar Sidqi al Moussada called on all sectors of the society to become acquainted with the law of combating cyber crime so that everyone is fully aware of the nature of these crimes and the types and penalties associated with the acts, pointing out that ignorance of law does not exempt one from punishment.
"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.