Impunity



[im-pyoo-ni-tee] /ɪmˈpyu nɪ ti/

noun
1.
exemption from punishment.
2.
immunity from detrimental effects, as of an action.
/ɪmˈpjuːnɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
exemption or immunity from punishment or recrimination
2.
exemption or immunity from unpleasant consequences: a successful career marked by impunity from early mistakes
3.
with impunity

n.

1530s, from Middle French impunité (14c.) and directly from Latin impunitatem (nominative impunitas) “freedom from punishment, omission of punishment,” also “rashness, inconsideration,” from impunis “unpunished, without punishment,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + poena “punishment” (see penal).

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