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Impunity definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IMPU'NITY, n. [L. impunitas; in and punio, to punish.]
1. Exemption from punishment or penalty. No person should be permitted to violate the laws with impunity. Impunity encourages men in crimes.
2. Freedom or exemption from injury. Some ferocious animals are not be encountered with impunity.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: exemption from punishment or loss

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French impunité, from Latin impunitat-, impunitas, from impune without punishment, from in- + poena punishment — more at pain Date: 1532 exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss <laws were flouted with impunity>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. exemption from punishment or from the injurious consequences of an action. Phrases and idioms: with impunity without having to suffer the normal injurious consequences (of an action). Etymology: L impunitas f. impunis (as IN-(1), poena penalty)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Impunity Im*pu"ni*ty, n. [L. impunitas, fr. impunis without punishment; pref. im- not + poena punishment: cf. F. impunit['e]. See Pain.] Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss. Heaven, though slow to wrath, Is never with impunity defied. --Cowper. The impunity and also the recompense. --Holland.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you say that someone does something with impunity, you disapprove of the fact that they are not punished for doing something bad. These gangs operate with apparent impunity. PHRASE: PHR after v [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Exemption from punishment. 2. Exemption from injury.



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