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Meaning of EXEMPTION

Pronunciation:  ig'zempshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
  2. [n]  immunity from an obligation or duty

EXEMPTION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: freedom, granting immunity, immunity
 See Also: amnesty, diplomatic immunity, discharge, fix, grandfather clause, immunity, impunity, indemnity, release, unsusceptibility, waiver



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*emp"tion\, n. [L. exenptio a removing: cf. F.
exemption exemption.]
The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from
any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject;
immunity; privilege; as, exemption of certain articles from
seizure; exemption from military service; exemption from
anxiety, suffering, etc.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absolution, allowance, amnesty, cession, charter, circumscription, concession, diplomatic immunity, discharge, dispensation, exception, exclusion, exculpation, excuse, exoneration, extenuating circumstances, franchise, freedom, grace, grain of salt, grant, hedge, hedging, immunity, impunity, indemnity, legislative immunity, liberty, license, limitation, mental reservation, modification, nolle prosequi, non prosequitur, nonprosecution, pardon, patent, permission, privilege, qualification, redemption, release, remission, remission of sin, reprieve, reservation, restriction, salvo, shrift, sparing, special case, special treatment, specialness, specification, stay, waiver