scot-free

adjective
\ˈskät-ˈfrē \

Definition of scot-free 

: completely free from obligation, harm, or penalty

First Known Use of scot-free

1528, in the meaning defined above

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scot-free

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of scot-free

: without the punishment that is deserved

scot-free

adjective
\ˈskät-ˈfrē\

Kids Definition of scot-free

: completely free from duty, harm, or punishment

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