Definitions for indemnityɪnˈdɛm nɪ ti
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protection against future loss
legal exemption from liability for damages
damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress(noun)
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
an obligation or duty upon an individual to incur the losses of another.
the right of an injured party to shift the loss onto the party responsible for the loss.
(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.
Origin: From indemnité, from indemnitas, from indemnis, from in- + damnum.
security; insurance; exemption from loss or damage, past or to come; immunity from penalty, or the punishment of past offenses; amnesty
indemnification, compensation, or remuneration for loss, damage, or injury sustained
Origin: [L. indemnitas, fr. indemnis uninjured: cf. F. indemnit. See Indemnify.]
An indemnity is a sum paid by A to B by way of compensation for a particular loss suffered by B. The indemnitor may or may not be responsible for the loss suffered by the indemnitee. Forms of indemnity include cash payments, repairs, replacement, and reinstatement.
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To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.
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