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Related to impunity: unredressed
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.
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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).]
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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]
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im•pu•ni•ty(ɪmˈpyu nɪ ti)
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.
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noun immunity, freedom, licence, permission, liberty, security, exemption, dispensation, nonliability These gangs operate with apparent impunity.
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