Definition of Indemnify

1. Verb. Secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for. "This plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness"

Generic synonyms: Cover, Insure, Underwrite
Derivative terms: Indemnity, Indemnity



2. Verb. Make amends for; pay compensation for. "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
Exact synonyms: Compensate, Recompense, Repair
Generic synonyms: Pay
Specialized synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Compensation, Compensation, Indemnification, Indemnification, Indemnity, Reparation, Reparation

Definition of Indemnify

1. v. t. To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure.

Definition of Indemnify

1. Verb. To secure against loss or damage; to insure. ¹

2. Verb. (chiefly legal) To compensate or reimburse someone for some expense or injury ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indemnify

1. [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Indemnify

indelibly
indelicacies
indelicacy
indelicate
indelicately
indelicateness
indeloxazine
indels
indelve
indemnifications
indemnified
indemnifier
indemnifiers
indemnifies
indemnify (current term)
indemnifying
indemnitee
indemnities
indemnity
indemonstrability
indemonstrable
indemonstrably
indene
indenes
indenization
indenizations
indenize
indenizen
indenizened

Literary usage of Indemnify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"WILLISTON ON CONTRACTS I §482 promises to indemnify those who become sureties for the debts of third persons, given as an inducement to the sureties for ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Burn- Kam, l Mas. 57. In a note of Sergeant Williams to Cutler v. Southern, it is said that in all cases of covenants to indemnify and save harmless, ..."

3. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Promises to indemnify. A distinction, sound in principle, though often difficult to draw in fact, must be taken between a contract on the one hand to assume ..."

4. A Treatise on the Specific Performance of Contracts by Edward Fry, William M. Scott (1884)
"A contract by A. to indemnify B. against a payment is not broken till the payment ... But where the contract by A. is to indemnify B. against all claims and ..."

5. Engineering and Architectural Jurisprudence: A Presentation of the Law of by John Cassan Wait (1898)
"Provision that Contractors shall indemnify Owners for all Claims, Costs, ... Provision that Contractor shall indemnify Owner and Save Hint Harmless from all ..."

6. The Civil Code of the State of California by California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch (1872)
"When employer tun:-1 indemnify employed another, who is called the employe, to do something ... When employer must indemnify employed 1970. When not. 1971. ..."

7. The Practice in Courts of Justice in England and the United States by Conway Robinson (1855)
"In Virginia, when a bond was given conditioned to indemnify the obligee against all damages which might be awarded in consequence of the obligor's ..."

8. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"An agreement to indemnify an officer against the consequences of his acts, made by an individual for whom he is acting is valid if the parties are in good ..."

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