Definition of Impunity

1. Noun. Exemption from punishment or loss.

Generic synonyms: Exemption, Freedom

Definition of Impunity

1. n. Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss.

Definition of Impunity

1. Noun. (countable legal) Exemption from punishment. ¹

2. Noun. Freedom from punishment or retribution; security from any reprisal or injurious consequences of an action, behaviour etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impunity

1. exemption from penalty [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impunity

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impunity (current term)
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Literary usage of Impunity

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1. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"What right had I to decide, in my poor mortal ignorance of the future, that this man, too, must escape with impunity, because he escaped me ? ..."

2. History of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1899)
"Such robbers, I have said, had flattering prospects of impunity. Besides the general want of communication, which made one who had fled from his own ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1881)
"241 None knew this better than the idlest boys, who, growing bolder with impunity, waxed louder and more daring ; playing odd-or-even under the master's eye ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... he began to threaten the neighbouring states, who, during the long slumber of his predecessors, had insulted Persia with impunity. He obtained some easy ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"... in falling at last a sacrifice to those laws, which long impunity has taught him to contemn. CHAPTER II. OF THE PERSONS CAPABLE OF COMMITTING CRIMES. ..."

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