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immunity

[ ih-myoo-ni-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF immunity

Synonyms for immunity

  • amnesty
  • charter
  • freedom
  • impunity
  • indemnity
  • license
  • prerogative
  • protection
  • exoneration
  • franchise
  • invulnerability
  • liberty
  • release
  • resistance
  • right
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Antonyms for immunity

  • imprisonment
  • incarceration
  • defenselessness
  • responsibility
  • susceptibility
  • vulnerability
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMMUNITY

One must, it seems, be young to enjoy this nineteenth-century immunity.

After the Austrian war, an act of “immunity” was passed, in his behalf.

A billion dollars and immunity to cut off the outer dome of force.

Is it not a feature of our age that none can claim privilege nor immunity?

How many a coward stab would be given in the shadow of that immunity!

He had found his destiny and submitted to it, after a long period of immunity.

No warfare interferes with the immunity of their persons or property.

Offer him immunity if he will tell you all he knows—and I suspect that is a good deal.

Even this obtained for him neither complaisance nor immunity from abuse.

You can imagine the longing to be like other men—to presume on the years of immunity.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "exempt from service or obligation," from Old French immunité and directly from Latin immunitatem (nominative immunitas) "exemption from performing public service or charge," from immunis "exempt, free," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + munis "performing services" (cf. municipal), from PIE *moi-n-es-, suffixed form of root *mei- "to change" (see mutable). Medical sense "protection from disease" is 1879, from French or German.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IMMUNITY

amnesty

nounpardon, often by government
  • absolution
  • condonation
  • dispensation
  • forgiveness
  • immunity
  • reprieve

exemption

nounfreedom from a responsibility
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