impunity

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impunity

exemption from punishment or harm: He carried out his evil act with impunity.
Not to be confused with:
immunity – being unaffected by something; a resistance to disease: The vaccine gave the children immunity to polio.; a legally established condition: The court granted the witness immunity from prosecution.

im·pu·ni·ty

 (ĭm-pyo͞o′nĭ-tē)
n. pl. im·pu·ni·ties
Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm.

[Latin impūnitās, from impūne, without punishment : in-, not; see in-1 + poena, penalty (from Greek poinē; see kwei- in Indo-European roots).]

impunity

(ɪmˈpjuːnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. exemption or immunity from punishment or recrimination
2. exemption or immunity from unpleasant consequences: a successful career marked by impunity from early mistakes.
3. with impunity
a. with no unpleasant consequences
b. with no care or heed for such consequences
[C16: from Latin impūnitās freedom from punishment, from impūnis unpunished, from im- (not) + poena punishment]

im•pu•ni•ty

(ɪmˈpyu nɪ ti)

n.
1. exemption from punishment.
2. immunity from detrimental effects.
[1525–35; < Latin impūnitās=impūn(e) with impunity (im- im-2 + -pūn-, comb. form of poena penalty (see penal) + -e adv. suffix) + -itās -ity)]
syn: See exemption.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impunity - exemption from punishment or loss
exemption, freedom - immunity from an obligation or duty

impunity

noun immunity, freedom, licence, permission, liberty, security, exemption, dispensation, nonliability These gangs operate with apparent impunity.
Translations

impunity

[ɪmˈpjuːnɪtɪ] Nimpunidad f
with impunitycon impunidad, impunemente

impunity

[ɪmˈpjuːnɪti] n
with impunity → impunément
to act with impunity → agir impunément

impunity

nStraflosigkeit f; with impunityungestraft

impunity

[ɪmˈpjuːnɪtɪ] n with impunityimpunemente
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Cabinet's Official Spokesman , Dr Omer Mohamed Salih said in press statements that after looking into recommendation of Ministerial Sector of Government, Administration and Social and Cultural Development and after extensive deliberation over lifting of impunities and trial of rebel arms holders, the Council of Ministers restricted term for lifting the impunity for period not exceeding 30 days from date of application for removal of impunity.