Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Exemption from punishment or penalty.
  • noun Freedom or exemption from injury, suffering, or discomfort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable, law Exemption from punishment.
  • noun uncountable Freedom from punishment or retribution; security from any reprisal or injurious consequences of an action, behaviour etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun exemption from punishment or loss

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin impūnitās, from impūne, without punishment : in-, not; see in– + poena, penalty (from Greek poinē; see kwei- in Indo-European roots).]

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From Latin impunitas, from impunis without punishment.

Examples

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  • Nemo me impune lacessit.

    April 18, 2007

  • None shall injure me with impunity.

    The motto for Scotland, noted with the thistle, the national symbol.

    June 10, 2009

  • imp + unity.

    February 13, 2010