release from the obligation of military service. Before 1971, exemptions (or deferments) were granted to clergy, people in critical occupations (teachers, doctors, scientists), and people with certain medical conditions. See Selective Service.
Release from liability for payment of taxes.
an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
a matter of legislative grace, a favor granted by which, in the case of sales tax, a transaction that would otherwise be subject to tax, is carved out from the tax
a release from the obligation of having to pay taxes on all or part of a parcel of real property
Relief from a certain amount or proportion of tax liability granted to a property owner upon approval of an application.
The removal of property from the tax base. An exemption may be partial or complete.
An exemption from an obligation to pay the tax â€” for example, as provided for under an NGA.