indemnity [ in-dem-ni-tee ]
noun, plural in·dem·ni·ties.
1. protection or security against damage or loss.
2. compensation for damage or loss sustained.
3. something paid by way of such compensation.
4. protection, as by insurance, from liabilities or penalties incurred by one's actions.
5. legal exemption from penalties attaching to unconstitutional or illegal actions, granted to public officers and other persons.
OTHER WORDS FROM INDEMNITY
pre·in·dem·ni·ty, noun, plural pre·in·dem·ni·ties.
WORDS RELATED TO INDEMNITY
compensation, repayment, restitution, pay, payment, damages
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Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English indem(p)nite < Latin indemnitās, equivalent to indemni(s) without loss (in- in- + -demn-, combining form of damn- (stem of damnum loss; see damn) + -is adj. suffix) + -tās -ty
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR INDEMNITY
But in the end Piedmont paid Austria an indemnity of seventy-five million francs.
THE PATRIOT|ANTONIO FOGAZZARO
I have told M. and M. that I won't be satisfied with indemnity, but an offer must be made.
MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, VOLUME I (OF 10)|JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART
No indemnity was paid, and the Venetian garrison marched proudly out of Candia unsubdued.
VENICE AND ITS STORY|THOMAS OKEY
It seemed that there would be little difficulty in recovering the indemnity demanded from Sawlapaw.
THE PACIFICATION OF BURMA|SIR CHARLES HAUKES TODD CROSTHWAITE
But there was no time to lose; General von Roeder had allowed only four-and-twenty hours for the payment of the indemnity.
THE PRUSSIAN TERROR|ALEXANDRE DUMAS
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