Meaning of “exempt” - Learner’s Dictionary

exempt

verb [ T ] uk us /ɪɡˈzempt/ formal

to officially say that someone does not have to do something or pay for something:

[ often passive ] Students are exempted from payment.
exemption uk us /ɪɡˈzempʃən/ noun [ C, U ]

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