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n. pl. in·dem·ni·ties
1. Security against damage, loss, or injury.
2. An exemption from liability for damages resulting from specified conduct, as in a contract indemnifying a party for the performance of certain actions.
3. Compensation for damage, loss, or injury suffered.
[Middle English indempnite, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin indemnitās, from Latin indemnis, uninjured; see indemnify.]
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n, pl -ties
1. (Insurance) compensation for loss or damage; reimbursement
2. (Insurance) protection or insurance against future loss or damage
3. (Law) legal exemption from penalties or liabilities incurred through one's acts or defaults
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Canada) the salary paid to a member of Parliament or of a legislature
5. (Parliamentary Procedure) act of indemnity an act of Parliament granting exemption to public officers from technical penalties that they may have been compelled to incur
[C15: from Late Latin indemnitās, from indemnis uninjured, from Latin in-1 + damnum damage]
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in•dem•ni•ty(ɪnˈdɛm nɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. protection or security against damage or loss.
2. compensation for damage or loss sustained.
3. legal exemption from penalties attaching to illegal actions.
[1425–75; late Middle English indem(p)nite < Latin indemnitās=indemni(s) without loss (in- in-3 + -demnis, adj. derivative of damnum financial loss) + -tās]
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|Noun||1.||indemnity - protection against future loss|
|2.||indemnity - legal exemption from liability for damages|
|3.||indemnity - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury|
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
relief - (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
actual damages, compensatory damages, general damages - (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
nominal damages - (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
exemplary damages, punitive damages, smart money - (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
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2. compensation, remuneration, reparation, satisfaction, redress, restitution, reimbursement, requital The government paid the family an indemnity for the missing pictures.
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indemnity[ɪnˈdemnɪtɪ] N (= compensation) → indemnización f, reparación f; (= insurance) → indemnidad f
double indemnity → doble indemnización f
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n. indemnización, resarcimiento;
___ benefits → beneficios de ___;
___ insurance → seguro de ___.
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