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English definition of “exempt”

exempt

adjective
 
 
/ɪɡˈzempt/
with special permission not to do or pay something: be exempt from sth Who is exempt from overtime?be exempt from doing sth Lawyers would be exempt from reporting information learned through confidential communication with clients. Tax-exempt organizations must stay true to the reasons they were granted exempt status.
→ See also non-exempt, tax-exempt
(Definition of exempt adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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