from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To protect against damage, loss, or injury; insure.
- transitive v. To make compensation to for damage, loss, or injury suffered.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To secure against loss or damage; to insure.
- v. To compensate or reimburse someone for some expense or injury
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure.
- transitive v. To make restitution or compensation for, as for that which is lost; to make whole; to reimburse; to compensate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To preserve or secure against loss, damage, or penalty; save harmless: followed by against, formerly by from.
- To make good to; reimburse; remunerate: followed by for.
- To engage to make good or secure against anticipated loss; give security against (future damage or liability).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make amends for; pay compensation for
- v. secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for
Latin indemnis, uninjured (in-, not; see in-1 + damnum, harm, damage entailing liability) + -fy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin indemnis (" unhurt"), from in- ("not") + damnum ("hurt, damage"). Compare damn, damnify. (Wiktionary)