He told me, apparently incorrectly, that aid to Israel would be exempted from sequester, so "you should be happy."
In January, Obama announced a three-year freeze on discretionary spending, but exempted defense altogether.
If other nations purchasing American arms could find pen and ink to sign, why should India be exempted?
Nevertheless, the bodies of great ascetics are exempted from this rule.
Our relation was not exempted from the failings of young men.
But crafty politicians obtained that cities of the first and second class should be exempted.
Even those of them who received salaries from the town were not exempted.
In some countries, the lands of the church are exempted from all taxes.
However, he fixed up my leg and hand and exempted me from duty.
Fathers of three sons were exempted from military service, and of four sons from all State burdens.
late 14c., from Old French exempt (13c.) and directly from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere "remove, take out, take away; free, release, deliver, make an exception of," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + emere "buy," originally "take," from PIE root *em- "to take, distribute" (cf. Latin sumere "to take, obtain, buy," Old Church Slavonic imo "to take," Lithuanian imui, Sanskrit yamati "holds, subdues"). For sense shift from "take" to "buy," compare Old English sellan "to give," source of Modern English sell "to give in exchange for money;" Hebrew laqah "he bought," originally "he took;" and colloquial English I'll take it for "I'll buy it."
mid-15c., from Middle French exempter, from exempt (adj.); see exempt (adj.). Related: Exempted; exempting.