Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    n. One who is free from 11a-bllity to military service; as distinguished from a Retail, who is one belonging to the army, but detached or set apart for the time to some particular duty or service, and liable, at any time, to be recalled to his place in the ranks. In re Strawbridge, 39 Ala. 379.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    v. To relieve, excuse or set free from a duty or service imposed upon the general class to which the individual exempted belongs; as to exempt from militia service. See 1 St at Large, 272. To relieve certain classes of property from llabillty to sale on execution.