exemption from taxation, searches, arrest, etc., enjoyed by diplomatic officials and their dependent families under international law, and usually on a reciprocal basis.
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How to use diplomatic immunity in a sentence
Diplomats from countries lacking the rule of law, for instance, regularly flouted parking rules in New York City when they had diplomatic immunity.
Since the fatal incident, Dunn’s family has campaigned for her to be stripped of diplomatic immunity so she can return to Britain to face justice.Live updates: G-7 leaders commit to donating 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines as summit begins | John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Eugene Scott, Felicia Sonmez | June 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The U.S. claimed that Davis carried a diplomatic passport and therefore enjoyed diplomatic immunity.
The Americans – along with other foreign embassies - claim diplomatic immunity and refuse to pay them.London Parking Warden Tickets Hillary Clinton's Car | Tom Sykes | October 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His attorneys argued that he enjoyed diplomatic immunity as head of the IMF.DSK’s Immunity Claim Rejected: Nafissatou Diallo Will Have Her Day in Court | Christopher Dickey | May 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I wonder about the necessity for diplomatic immunity for an innocent person.
He asks if the handcuffs are necessary and declares: “I have diplomatic immunity.”
And it would practically destroy the principle of diplomatic immunity.Lone Star Planet | Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for diplomatic immunity
the immunity from local jurisdiction and exemption from taxation in the country to which they are accredited afforded to diplomats
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Cultural definitions for diplomatic immunity
Exemption of diplomats — ambassadors and other representatives of a foreign nation — from the laws of the nation to which they are assigned.
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