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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.]
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]
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)
2. compensation, remuneration, reparation, satisfaction, redress, restitution, reimbursement, requital The government paid the family an indemnity for the missing pictures.
n. indemnización, resarcimiento;
___ benefits → beneficios de ___;
___ insurance → seguro de ___.