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[ne-moh me im-poo-ne lah-kes-sit; English nee-moh mee im-pyoo-nee luh-ses-it] /ˈnɛ moʊ mɛ ɪmˈpu nɛ lɑˈkɛs sɪt; English ˈni moʊ mi ɪmˈpyu ni ləˈsɛs ɪt/

no one attacks me with impunity: motto of Scotland.

“unpunished” (obsolete), 1610s, from Latin impunis “unpunished,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + poena (see penal).


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