- to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc.
- to guard or secure against anticipated loss; give security against (future damage or liability).
Origin of indemnify
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1. recompense, reimburse, repay.
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Examples from the Web for indemnified
Jews, 259 et seq,; protected and indemnified by Theodoric, 261.Theodoric the Goth
In some states the owner is indemnified in part or in whole for his loss.The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know
Thomas Forsyth Hunt
Under all circumstances, should not his estate be indemnified?
As to the third point, should not his estate be indemnified?
If this had been the case, would Belgium have indemnified his children at his death?My Own Affairs</p>
Louise, Princess of Belgium
- to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; insure
- to compensate for loss, injury, expense, etc; reimburse
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