from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being immune.
- n. Immunology Inherited, acquired, or induced resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
- n. Law Exemption from normal legal duties, penalties, or liabilities, granted to a special group of people: legislative immunity.
- n. Law Exemption from legal prosecution, often granted a witness in exchange for self-incriminating testimony.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being insusceptible to something; notably:
- n. A resistance to a specific thing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Freedom or exemption from any charge, duty, obligation, office, tax, imposition, penalty, or service; a particular privilege
- n. Freedom; exemption.
- n. The state of being insusceptible to disease, certain poisons, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Exemption from obligation or responsibility in any respect, conferred by law or a sovereign act; freedom from legal liability; an exemption conferred, as from public service or charges, or from penalty for any particular act or course of conduct; hence, special privilege; liberty to do or refrain from doing any particular thing.
- n. Exemption from any natural or usual liability.
- n. In eccles. usage, the exemption of certain sacred places and ecclesiastical personages from secular burdens and functions, and from acts regarded as repugnant to their sanctity.
- n. See the quotation.
- n. In pathology, a lack or absence of susceptibility to disease. This may be either natural or acquired.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being unaffected by something
- n. an act exempting someone
- n. the state of not being susceptible
- n. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
The High Court found that the expert had immunity but the Court of Appeal allowed the GMC's appeal, finding that an expert had no immunity from disciplinary proceedings.
Just as a healthy body may gain immunity from a disease by being inoculated with a mild form of it, so Christian thought was immunized against the false doctrines which threatened to destroy it, three centuries later, by its inoculation with the dying germs of Orientalism which it had encountered, and triumphed over, at Toulouse.
In January, Greenwald reports, Olbermann delivered an unhinged rant in which he called the immunity provision a "shameless, breathless, literally textbook example of fascism" -- and in case you thought he meant the nongenocidal Italian kind, he also likened proponents of immunity to "the bureaucrats of the Third Reich."
It seems to us to be urgent, because the Iranians are deliberately drifting into what we call an immunity zone where practically no surgical operation could block them.
"It seems to us to be urgent, because the Iranians are deliberately drifting into what we call an immunity zone where practically no surgical operation could block them," he said.
"It seems to us to be urgent, because the Iranians are deliberately drifting into what we call an immunity zone where practically no surgical operation could block them."
United's alliance with US Airways, because it does not have antitrust immunity, is mainly promotional.
… If it is, if it is kept up with the IAEA inspections, it gets immunity from the massive nuclear retaliation.
Diplomatic immunity is only granted to recognized diplomats from countries whose sovereignty have been recognized.
One member of each tribe will win immunity, and both tribes will go to Tribal Council.