Impunity defined

Impunity means exemption from a law or punishment.

The word is from either french (impunité) or latin (impunitat) origins. Impunity is believed to have been first used in the 1500s.


Synonyms for impunity include exemption and immunity.


The following are example sentences that use impunity:

“As a special diplomat, he enjoyed widespread impunity.”
“Some people believe that no one should have impunity.”
“You can not have impunity from traffic laws.”


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