exemption


exemption
exemption, immunity are comparable when meaning the act or fact of freeing or the state of being free or freed from something burdensome, disagreeable, or painful.
Exemption is more restricted in its meaning, for it applies usually to a release from some legal or similarly imposed obligation or burden to which others in the same circumstances and not similarly freed are liable
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married men with families may apply for exemption from military service

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[they] have no vices, but they buy that exemption at a price, for one is inclined to ask whether . .. they really have any virtues— Ellis

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Immunity covers all cases for which an exemption may be given or obtained, but the term carries so strong an implication of privilege and of freedom from certain common restrictions that it is often used in reference to persons or classes of persons especially favored by the law or by nature
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entitled to the rights of a citizen, and clothed with all the rights and immunities which the Constitution and laws of the State attached to that character— Taney

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the question of the immunities of the clergy had been publicly raised— Froude

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the man of creative imagination pays a ghastly price for all his superiorities and immunitiesMencken

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  • exemption — [ ɛgzɑ̃psjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1411; lat. exemptio → exempt 1 ♦ Dispense (d une charge, d un service commun). Exemption du service militaire (⇒ réforme) . Exemption d impôts, de taxes. ⇒ exonération, franchise. Exemption d obligations. ⇒ décharge.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exemption — ex·emp·tion /ig zemp shən/ n 1: the act of exempting or state of being exempt 2: one that exempts or is exempted: as a: an amount of income exempted from taxation that may be deducted from adjusted gross income under the tax laws see also… …   Law dictionary

  • Exemption — • The whole or partial release of an ecclesiastical person, corporation, or institution from the authority of the ecclesiastical superior next higher in rank, and the placing of the person or body thus released under the control of the authority… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Exemption — Ex*emp tion, n. [L. exemptio 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exemption — Exemption, Immunitas. L immunité et exemption qu on a merité par le moyen des services qu on a fait à la republique, Vacatio rerum gestarum. Avoir exemption, Habere immunitatem. Donner exemption d aucune charge, Dare immunitatem alicuius muneris …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • exemption — Exemption. s. f. v. (Le P se prononce.) Droit, grace, privilege qui exempte, immunité. Exemption de tailles, de toutes charges publiques. on luy a donné un arrest d exemption, accordé une exemption …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • exemption — [eg zemp′shən, igzemp′shən] n. [ME exempcioun < OFr exemption < L exemptio] 1. an exempting or being exempted; freedom or release from a liability, obligation, etc.; immunity 2. a) the exempting from an individual s taxable income of a… …   English World dictionary

  • exemption — late 14c., from O.Fr. exemption, exencion or directly from L. exemptionem (nom. exemptio) a taking out, removing, noun of action from pp. stem of eximere (see EXEMPT (Cf. exempt)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exemption — A state or federal statute which shields certain property from the claims of unsecured creditors (SA Bankruptcy.com) Property that the Bankruptcy Code or applicable state law permits a debtor to keep from creditors. (BankruptcyAction.com)… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • exemption — [n] freedom from a responsibility absolution, discharge, dispensation, exception, exoneration, immunity, impunity, privilege, release; concepts 652,685,691 Ant. account ability, answerability, liability, responsibility …   New thesaurus


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