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exempt

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French exempt, from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō. The employement sense is due to the position's exemption from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɛmpt/, /ɛɡˈzɛm(p)t/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛmpt
  • Hyphenation: ex‧empt

AdjectiveEdit

exempt (not comparable)

  1. Free from a duty or obligation.
    In their country all women are exempt from military service.
    His income is so small that it is exempt from tax.
    • Dryden
      'Tis laid on all, not any one exempt.
  2. (of an employee or his position) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
  3. (obsolete) Cut off; set apart.
    • Shakespeare
      corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry
  4. (obsolete) Extraordinary; exceptional.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)

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NounEdit

exempt (plural exempts)

  1. One who has been released from something.
  2. (historical) A type of French police officer.
    • 1840, William Makepeace Thackeray, ‘Cartouche’, The Paris Sketch Book:
      with this he slipped through the exempts quite unsuspected, and bade adieu to the Lazarists and his honest father […].
  3. (UK) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.

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VerbEdit

exempt (third-person singular simple present exempts, present participle exempting, simple past and past participle exempted)

  1. (transitive) To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō.

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AdjectiveEdit

exempt m (feminine exempte, masculine plural exempts, feminine plural exemptes)

  1. exempt

NounEdit

exempt m (plural exempts)

  1. exempt, (type of) policeman
    • 1844, Alexandre Dumas, Les Trois Mousquetaires, XIII:
      « Suivez-moi, dit un exempt qui venait à la suite des gardes.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin exemptus, past participle of eximō.

AdjectiveEdit

exempt m (feminine singular exempte, masculine plural exempts, feminine plural exemptes)

  1. exempt