indemnity

noun
in·​dem·​ni·​ty | \ in-ˈdem-nə-tē How to pronounce indemnity (audio) \
plural indemnities

Definition of indemnity

1a : security against hurt, loss, or damage
b : exemption from incurred penalties or liabilities
b : something that indemnifies
3 : fee-for-service usually used attributivelyan indemnity plan

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Examples of indemnity in a Sentence

an agreement providing indemnity against prosecution has paid $2 million in indemnities
Recent Examples on the Web The state paid Fairchild Whitetails $298,000 in indemnity in that case. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State agriculture officials depopulate another deer farm over CWD concerns," 26 May 2018 In addition, [Pettibone’s] indemnity shall extend to the 'deductible' under [Warner’s] errors-and-omissions policy without regard to judgment or settlement. Ashley Cullins, Billboard, "Producer of Madonna's 'Vogue' Wins Fees Fight With Warner on Appeal," 17 Apr. 2019 When the receiving bank asks Citi to sign an indemnity agreement to recover the person’s funds, Citi typically asks its customer to sign a similar contract to retrieve the money. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "After He Fell for a $40K Phone Scam, His Bank Offered to Help—If He Stayed Quiet," 31 Jan. 2020 Lamont authorized another $20 million in bonding for the indemnity company in October and has pledged to release the remaining $40 million in the future. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "State grants more money for homeowners with failing foundations to make repairs," 9 Nov. 2019 The reimbursement model is known as an indemnity plan. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Cheaper than Obamacare? Budget-priced plans can cost far more if you get sick," 8 Nov. 2019 Obstetricians are sued more often than any other physicians, and the indemnities against them can be astronomical. Los Angeles Times, "One more big push, then just say cheese!: High-end photographers enter delivery rooms," 16 Aug. 2019 Ultimately, the court allowed Tenet’s bankruptcy to go forward, with the indemnity agreement in place. Patricia Callahan, New York Times, "The Human Cost of Amazon’s Fast, Free Shipping," 5 Sep. 2019 Ultimately, the court allowed Tenet’s bankruptcy to go forward, with the indemnity agreement in place. Patricia Callahan, ProPublica, "How Amazon Hooked America on Fast Delivery While Avoiding Responsibility for Crashes," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of indemnity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Indemnity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indemnity. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for indemnity

indemnity

noun
How to pronounce indemnity (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of indemnity

law
: a promise to pay for the cost of possible damage, loss, or injury
: a payment made to someone because of damage, loss, or injury

indemnity

adjective
in·​dem·​ni·​ty | \ in-ˈdem-nət-ē How to pronounce indemnity (audio) \

Medical Definition of indemnity

: fee-for-service an indemnity plan indemnity insurance

indemnity

noun
in·​dem·​ni·​ty | \ in-ˈdem-nə-tē How to pronounce indemnity (audio) \
plural indemnities

Legal Definition of indemnity

1a : security against hurt, loss, or damage
b : exemption from incurred penalties or liabilities
b : something (as a payment) that indemnifies — compare contribution

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