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

    Immunity from military service or jury duty. See 59 Md. 123, 43 Am. St. Rep. 542; a release from some burden, duty or obligation. 93 Me. 586, 49 L. R. A. 294, 45 Atl. 830..

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Freedom from a general duty or service; iminunity from a general burden, tax or charge. Green v. State, 59 Md. 128, 48 Am. Rep. 542; Koenig v. Railroad Co., 3 Neb. 380; Long v. Converse, 91 U. S. 113, 23 In Ed. 233. A privllege allowed by law to a judgment debtor, by which be may hold property to a certain amount, or certain classes of property, free from all liability to levy and sale on execution or attachment Turrill v. McCarthy, 114 Iowa, 681, 87 N. W. 667; Williams v. Smith, 117 Wis. 142, 93 N. W. 464.
    —Exemption laws. Laws which provide that a certain amount or proportion of a debtor's property sball be exempt from execution.
    —Exemption, words of. It is a maxim of law that words of exemption are not to be construed to import any liability ,v the maxim expressio unius exclusio altenus, or iis converse, exclusio unius inclusio altenus, not applying to such a case. For example, an exemption of the crown from the bankruptcy act 1869, in one specified particular, would not inferentially subject the crown to that act in any other particular. Brown.