Definition for EX-EMPT'

EX-EMPT', v.t. [egzemt'; Fr. exempter Sp. exentar; It. esentare; from L. eximo, exemptus; ex and emo, to take.]

Literally, to take out or from; hence, to free, or permit to be free, from any charge, burthen, restraint, duty, evil, or requisition, to which others are subject; to privilege; to grant immunity from. Officers and students of colleges are exempted from military duty. No man is exempted from pain and suffering. The laws of God exempt no man from the the obligation to obedience. Certain abbeys claimed to be exempted from the jurisdiction of their bishops. Henry. Hist. Brit.

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