ex·empt 1 /ig-'zempt/ adj: free or released from some obligation or duty to which others are subject: not subject or liablecertain properties are declared to be exempt and cannot be taken by a person's creditors — J. H. Williamsonexempt 2 vt: to release or exclude from some liability (as in taxation), obligation, or duty to which others are subjectexempt s the income of a spendthrift trust — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
absolved, at liberty, cleared, discharged, excluded, excused, exempted, favored, free, free of binding obligation, freed from, immune, immunis, liber, liberated, not answerable, not liable, not responsible, not restricted, not subject to, outside, possessed of immunity, privileged, protected, released, relieved from liability, set apart, shielded, solutus, unaffected, unbound, unchecked, unconfined, uncontrolled, unencumbered, unimpeded, unrestrained, unrestricted, waived
associated concepts: exempt from attachment, exempt from execution, exempt from sale, exempt from taxation, exempt property
acquit, clear (unencumbered), clear, condone, discharge (release from obligation), eliminate (exclude), except (exclude), exclude, excuse, forgive, free, immune, palliate (excuse), privileged, purge (wipe out by atonement), release, relieve (free from burden), remit (release from penalty), unbound
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Not under an obligation that applies to others; free from liability or obligation.v.To release someone from an obligation or liability.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
adj. Not subject to a responsibility held by others.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.