in·​dem·​ni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ in-ˌdem-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce indemnification (audio) \

Definition of indemnification

1a : the action of indemnifying
b : the condition of being indemnified

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Examples of indemnification in a Sentence

that insurance company is known to be slow when processing claims for indemnification
Recent Examples on the Web Personal indemnification agreements advance legal fees and pay losses to an independent director for a variety of scenarios. Priya Cherian Huskins, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 The Indian government is still resisting Pfizer’s demand for indemnification against legal liability over vaccine complications. David Meyer, Fortune, 10 June 2021 Schwartz says there’s little data to support the idea that ending qualified immunity would be costly to police officers because of widespread indemnification laws. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, 3 June 2021 Germany has negotiated with the Jewish Claims Conference, founded by representatives of 23 Jewish groups, to provide indemnification worth $80 billion since 1952 to Jews from around the globe. New York Times, 28 May 2021 That’s where an indemnification agreement comes into play. Priya Cherian Huskins, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 The sheriff declined the request, noting the Senate had signed an indemnification agreement and that the coliseum is state property. Andrew Oxford, The Arizona Republic, 25 Apr. 2021 Even without the doctrine, indemnification agreements that vary from state to state will still exist. Emma Tucker, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 Many police unions advocate for municipal indemnification of union members from civil judgments. Morgan Simon, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of indemnification

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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24 Jul 2021

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“Indemnification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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in·​dem·​ni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ in-ˌdem-ni-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce indemnification (audio) \

Legal Definition of indemnification

1a : the action of indemnifying
b : the condition of being indemnified

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