ETYM French exempt, Latin exemptus, p. p. of eximere to take out, remove, free; ex out + emere to buy, take. Related to Exon, Redeem.
(Of persons) Freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject.
One exempted or freed from duty.
To grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; SYN. relieve, free.