Ex*empt" (?), a. [F. exempt, L. exemptus, p. p. of eximere to take out, remove, free; ex out + emere to buy, take. Cf. Exon, Redeem.]

1.

Cut off; set apart.

[Obs.]

Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry. Shak.

2.

Extraordinary; exceptional.

[Obs.]

Chapman.

3.

Free, or released, from some liability to which others are subject; excepted from the operation or burden of some law; released; free; clear; privileged; -- (with from): not subject to; not liable to; as, goods exempt from execution; a person exempt from jury service.

True nobility is exempt from fear. Shak.

T is laid on all, not any one exempt. Dryden.

 

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Ex*empt", n.

1.

One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.

2.

One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon.

[Eng.]

 

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Ex*empt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exempted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exempting.] [F. exempter. See Exempt, a.]

1.

To remove; to set apart.

[Obs.]

Holland.

2.

To release or deliver from some liability which others are subject to; to except or excuse from he operation of a law; to grant immunity to; to free from obligation; to release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service; to exempt from fear or pain.

Death So snatched will not exempt us from the pain We are by doom to pay. Milton.

 

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