Definition of exemption in English:

Share this entry

exemption

Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɛmpʃn/

noun

[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.
Synonyms
immunity, exception, dispensation, indemnity, exclusion, freedom, release, relief, absolution, exoneration;
special treatment, privilege, favouritism;
impunity
informal let-off
rare derogation

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with exemption

pre-emption, redemption

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ex|emp|tion

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.