indemnity

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noun in·dem·ni·ty \in-ˈdem-nə-tē\

Definition of indemnity

plural

indemnities

  1. 1a :  security against hurt, loss, or damageb :  exemption from incurred penalties or liabilities

  2. 2a :  indemnification 1b :  something that indemnifies

  3. 3 :  fee-for-service —usually used attributively an indemnity plan

Examples of indemnity in a Sentence

  1. an agreement providing indemnity against prosecution

  2. has paid $2 million in indemnities

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First Known Use of indemnity

15th century


INDEMNITY Defined for English Language Learners

indemnity

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Definition of indemnity for English Language Learners

  • : a promise to pay for the cost of possible damage, loss, or injury

  • : a payment made to someone because of damage, loss, or injury


Medical Dictionary

indemnity

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adjective in·dem·ni·ty \in-ˈdem-nət-ē\

Medical Definition of indemnity

  1. :  fee-for-service an indemnity plan indemnity insurance


Law Dictionary

indemnity

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noun in·dem·ni·ty \in-ˈdem-nə-tē\

Legal Definition of indemnity

plural

indemnities

  1. 1a :  security against hurt, loss, or damage b :  exemption from incurred penalties or liabilities

  2. 2a :  indemnification 1 b :  something (as a payment) that indemnifies — compare contribution



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