impunity


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impunity

noun absolution, acquittal, amnesty, dispensation, escape, exemption, exemption from judgment, exemption from penalty, exemption from punnshment, freedom, freedom from judgment, freedom from penalty, freedom from punishment, immunity, impunitas, liberation, license, nonliability, pardon, prerogative, privilege, protection, reprieve

IMPUNITY. Not being punished for a crime or misdemeanor committed. The impunity of crimes is one of the most prolific sources whence they arise. lmpunitas continuum affectum tribuit delinquenti. 4 Co. 45, a; 5 Co. 109, a.

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These are not considered prejudicial to health, since both the natives and the whites sleep in the open air with perfect impunity.
But what he most felt was that now surely, with the element of impunity pulling him as by hard firm hands, the case was settled for what he might have seen above had he dared that last look.
Moors and Jews sometimes place themselves under the protection of the foreign consuls, and then they can flout their riches in the Emperor's face with impunity.
They would have ended badly, some day or other, he thought to himself; no matter what experience one has with men, one does not travel always with impunity among cannibals and wild beasts.
It was the abuse of impunity by the side of the abuse of punishment; two bad things which strove to correct each other.
As he frequently came to course or shoot over his brother-in-law's grounds, he would bring his favourite dogs with him; and he treated them so brutally that, poor as I was, I would have given a sovereign any day to see one of them bite him, provided the animal could have done it with impunity.
With him came his horde of renegade Arabs, outlawed marauders, these, and equally degraded blacks, garnered from the more debased and ignorant tribes of savage cannibals through whose countries the raider passed to and fro with perfect impunity.
The four remaining ruffians backed quickly from the hut, and a more cautious fighter would have let them go their way in peace, for in the open four against one are odds no man may pit himself against with impunity.
Old friends cannot with impunity be sacrificed for new ones.
The wildest beast that roams our waste places lairs in the frozen north or the frozen south within a government reserve, where the curious may view him and feed him bread crusts from the hand with perfect impunity.
If my happiness stands in his way--and if he can do it with impunity to himself--he will trample down my happiness.
You think so, because you're his sister; and, on that account, I'll forgive you; but nobody else should so disparage Arthur Huntingdon to me with impunity.