protection or security against damage or loss.
compensation for damage or loss sustained.
something paid by way of such compensation.
protection, as by insurance, from liabilities or penalties incurred by one’s actions.
legal exemption from penalties attaching to unconstitutional or illegal actions, granted to public officers and other persons.
Learning of the attack on our seamen, the government sent an —— demand for apology and indemnity.
English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
The right of indemnity does not, however, constitute the principal point.
The Sexual Question August Forel
The wife shall be entitled to indemnity for any money of her own used to pay such claims.
History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) Various
But Monroe could not obtain any concession of principle or promise of indemnity.
Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
The Carthaginians, obliged to give up all their establishments in Sicily, paid an indemnity of 2,200 talents.
History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Invernahyle was afterwards pardoned under the Act of indemnity.
Waverley Sir Walter Scott
And what is the alternative in case the indemnity is not paid?
Graustark George Barr McCutcheon
After the suppression of the rebellion an act of indemnity was passed in 1801.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 7 Various
To his mind the time seemed opportune for the seizure of East Florida as an indemnity for the outrages committed by the Seminoles.
Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
It had been practised during the Revolution, and indemnity avoided.
Thirty Years’ View (Vol. I of 2) Thomas Hart Benton
noun (pl) -ties
compensation for loss or damage; reimbursement
protection or insurance against future loss or damage
legal exemption from penalties or liabilities incurred through one’s acts or defaults
(in Canada) the salary paid to a member of Parliament or of a legislature
act of indemnity, an act of Parliament granting exemption to public officers from technical penalties that they may have been compelled to incur
mid-15c., from Middle French indemnité (14c.), from Late Latin indemnitatem (nominative indemnitas) “security for damage,” from Latin indemnis “unhurt, undamaged,” from in- “not, opposite of, without” (see in- (1)) + damnum “damage” (see damn).
the act of inducing, bringing about, or causing: induction of the hypnotic state. the act of inducting; introduction; initiation. formal installation in an office, benefice, or the like. Logic. any form of reasoning in which the conclusion, though supported by the premises, does not follow from them necessarily. the process of estimating the validity of […]
of, relating to, or involving electrical induction or . operating by : an inductive machine. of, relating to, or employing logical : inductive reasoning. Embryology. eliciting the action of an embryonic inducer. serving to ; leading or influencing (usually followed by to). . Contemporary Examples Absent a clear answer, Obama has, in effect, asked the […]
the large-scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises, and other productive economic activity into an area, society, country, etc. conversion to the methods, aims, and ideals of and economic activity, particularly of an area that was previously underdeveloped economically. Contemporary Examples Why was Tocqueville not more alarmed by the economic power that he saw emerging […]
of or relating to a substance used in the treatment of an infection. any such substance, as bacitracin. anti-infective an·ti-in·fec·tive (ān’tē-ĭn-fěk’tĭv, ān’tī-) adj. Capable of preventing or counteracting infection.