from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Security against damage, loss, or injury.
- noun An exemption from liability for damages resulting from specified conduct, as in a contract indemnifying a party for the performance of certain actions.
- noun Compensation for damage, loss, or injury suffered.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Security given against or exemption granted from damage, loss, injury, or punishment.
- noun Indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury sustained; reimbursement.
- noun In law, that which is given to a person who has assumed or is about to assume a responsibility at the request or for the benefit of another, in order to make good to him any loss or liability which has or may come upon him by so doing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Security; insurance; exemption from loss or damage, past or to come; immunity from penalty, or the punishment of past offenses; amnesty.
- noun Indemnification, compensation, or remuneration for loss, damage, or injury sustained.
- noun (Law) an act or law passed in order to relieve persons, especially in an official station, from some penalty to which they are liable in consequence of acting illegally, or, in case of ministers, in consequence of exceeding the limits of their strict constitutional powers. These acts also sometimes provide compensation for losses or damage, either incurred in the service of the government, or resulting from some public measure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun law an
obligationor dutyupon an individual to incur the losses of another.
- noun law the right of an injured party to shift the loss onto the party responsible for the loss.
- noun insurance a principle of insurance which provides that when a loss occurs, the insured should be restored to the approximate financial condition occupied before the loss occurred, no better, no worse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun legal exemption from liability for damages
- noun protection against future loss
- noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The objective of this plan is to make propaganda about the so called genocide, to have it recognised, to obtain indemnity and to acquire land from Turkey.
Venturelaw Blogspot (via good post by rick segal): In a financing, some VCs argue that it is not enough to rely on contractual remedies or to a receive an indemnity from the Company.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
The purchase agreement will specify a process where the buyer can net out costs to satisfy the indemnity from the deferred money owed.
Such indemnity is simply unpayable unless the creditor nation is willing to receive it in the form of imports, and against this form of payment citizens will raise violent protest, calling it «dumping», «unfair competition», a violation of the very principles of the protectionist duties imposed for their benefit.
The indemnity is $2,000, practically the same as the indemnity in Canada.
The next public business of Jones was to attempt to collect indemnity from the Danish government for the delivery to England of the prizes sent by the mad Landais, during Jones's most famous cruise, to Bergen,
Her parents then demanded indemnity from the husband for the loss of their child, and the home became one of misery.
An act of indemnity is passed and published, through Christ
Pillage, loot, incendiarism, "indemnity" -- you can read that in the records of the invasion of Belgium; that is war; it is all right if war is to be, for all this talk of chivalrous consideration for foes and regard for international law is all nonsense; necessity, as