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Definitions and Synonyms of exemption | Another word for exemption | What is exemption?

Definition 1: an act exempting someone - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exemption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was granted immunity from prosecution

Synonyms for exemption in the sense of this definition

(exemption is a kind of ...) a formal written statement of relinquishment

(... is a kind of exemption ) an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear

"collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"

(... is a kind of exemption ) personal immunity accorded to a public official from liability to anyone injured by actions that are the consequence of exerting official authority

(... is a kind of exemption ) an exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent

"the doctrine of sovereign immunity originated with the maxim that the king can do no wrong"

(... is a kind of exemption ) an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination

Definition 2: a deduction allowed to a taxpayer because of his status (having certain dependents or being blind or being over 65 etc.) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where exemption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • additional exemptions are allowed for each dependent

(exemption is a kind of ...) a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket

Definition 3: immunity from an obligation or duty - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for exemption in the sense of this definition

(exemption is a kind of ...) the state of not being susceptible

"unsusceptibility to rust"

(... is a kind of exemption ) a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment

(... is a kind of exemption ) exemption from taxation or normal processes of law that is offered to diplomatic personnel in a foreign country

(... is a kind of exemption ) legal exemption from liability for damages

(... is a kind of exemption ) exemption from punishment or loss

(... is a kind of exemption ) an exemption based on circumstances existing prior to the adoption of some policy; used to enfranchise illiterate whites in south after the American Civil War

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