Exemption

Exemption may also refer to:

  • Exemption (church), an exemption in the Roman Catholic Church, that is the whole or partial release of an ecclesiastical person, corporation, or institution from the authority of the ecclesiastical superior next higher in rank
  • Grandfather clause, an exemption that allows a pre-existing condition to continue, even if such a condition is now prohibited from being begun anew
  • Exempt employee, is one who is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act, i. e. is not entitled to overtime pay and other worker's benefits stated in the FLSA
  • Loophole, a weakness or exception that allows a system, such as a law or security, to be circumvented or otherwise avoided.

Famous quotes containing the word exemption:

    There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

    Extemporaneous speaking should be practised and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public.... And yet there is not a more fatal error to young lawyers than relying too much on speechmaking. If any one, upon his rare powers of speaking, shall claim an exemption from the drudgery of the law, his case is a failure in advance.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Every member of the family of the future will be a producer of some kind and in some degree. The only one who will have the right of exemption will be the mother ...
    Ruth C. D. Havens, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 13, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902)