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exemption Line breaks: ex|emp|tion
Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɛmpʃn/

Definition of exemption in English:


[mass noun]
The action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others: vehicles that may qualify for exemption from tax
More example sentences
  • I propose to grant full exemption from tax to the income of this Trust.
  • Woodland enjoys several tax breaks, including exemption from inheritance tax after two years.
  • They cannot claim income tax exemption from the money they earn from doing live concerts.
immunity, exception, dispensation, indemnity, exclusion, freedom, release, relief, absolution, exoneration;
special treatment, privilege, favouritism;
informal let-off
rare derogation


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin exemptio(n-), from eximere 'take out, free'.

Words that rhyme with exemption

pre-emption, redemption
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