Meaning of “exempt” in the English Dictionary

"exempt" in British English

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exemptverb [ T ]

uk /ɪɡˈzempt/ us /ɪɡˈzempt/
exemption
noun [ C or U ] uk /ɪɡˈzemp.ʃən/ us /ɪɡˈzemp.ʃən/

Candidates with a qualification in Chemistry have exemption from this course.

exemptadjective

uk /ɪɡˈzempt/ us /ɪɡˈzempt/

(Definition of “exempt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exempt" in American English

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exemptadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪɡˈzempt/

not having to obey a rule or to do something that is usually necessary:

Nonprofit organizations are exempt from taxes.
exempt
verb [ T ] us /ɪɡˈzemt/

The governor plans to exempt small businesses from the tax increase.

(Definition of “exempt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exempt" in Business English

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exemptadjective

uk /ɪɡˈzempt/ us

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.

exemptverb [ T ]

uk /ɪɡˈzempt/ us

to allow someone not to do something, pay something, etc. that others have to do or pay:

exempt sb from sth Some degree courses exempt you from certain professional exams.
exempt sb from doing sth Local drivers are exempted from paying the tolls.

(Definition of “exempt” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)