What does indemnity mean?

Definitions for indemnityɪnˈdɛm nɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word indemnity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indemnity, insurance(noun)

    protection against future loss

  2. indemnity(noun)

    legal exemption from liability for damages

  3. damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress(noun)

    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury


  1. indemnity(Noun)

    an obligation or duty upon an individual to incur the losses of another.

  2. indemnity(Noun)


  3. indemnity(Noun)

    the right of an injured party to shift the loss onto the party responsible for the loss.

  4. indemnity(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.

  5. Origin: From indemnité, from indemnitas, from indemnis, from in- + damnum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indemnity(noun)

    security; insurance; exemption from loss or damage, past or to come; immunity from penalty, or the punishment of past offenses; amnesty

  2. Indemnity(noun)

    indemnification, compensation, or remuneration for loss, damage, or injury sustained

  3. Origin: [L. indemnitas, fr. indemnis uninjured: cf. F. indemnit. See Indemnify.]


  1. Indemnity

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indemnity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indemnity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jean Jacques Rousseau:

    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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Translations for indemnity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تعويArabic
  • maksunpalautus, korvausvelvollisuus, korvaus, [[oikeus]] [[vahingonkorvaus, hyvitys, vahingonkorvausFinnish
  • cúiteamh, slánúIrish
  • שִׁפּוּיHebrew
  • [[гарантия]] [[от]] [[убыток, освобождение, возмещение, индемнитет, компенсация, контрибуция, выплата, [[гарантия]] [[от]] [[потеряRussian
  • odškodnéSlovak
  • 賠款Chinese

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