nounSYNONYMY NOTE: exemption implies release from some obligation or legal requirement, esp. where others are not so released [exemption from the military draft]; , immunity implies freedom from or protection against something disagreeable or menacing to which all or many are liable [immunity from a penalty, disease, taxes]; , impunity specifically implies escape or freedom from punishment [to commit a crime with impunity] 2.
b. the sum specified
c. any such dependent
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Word origin of 'exemption'ME exempcioun < OFr exemption < L exemptio