- impure flutter,
Origin of impunity
Examples from the Web for impunity
It would inject a threat of accountability into power, and upend the impunity wartime leaders had operated under for years.
Once again he could throw his fastball for strikes with impunity--for six or seven innings at least.
Cameras show the gunmen roaming the mall, shooting and killing with impunity.Westgate's Chilling Security Video Reveals Shopping Mall Bloodbath|Nina Strochlic|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was arrogant,” he says, adding, “If you go along with the status quo in South Carolina, you can break the law with impunity.T-Rav: The Reality TV Star Running for Senate in South Carolina|Patricia Murphy|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For more than a half-century before “Stairway to Heaven,” recording artists had been doing this, usually with impunity.
I warrant the pope at Rome could not run over him with impunity.When Knighthood Was in Flower|Charles Major
Impunity has been their privilege, while the mass of the community were forced to subscribe to the bitter penalty.
In Sweden, women about to become mothers kiss the Elder; and it is thought that no one can damage the tree with impunity.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
After being thus driven out, they may be pushed about with impunity, and still be quiet!Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained|M. Quinby
Was it possible, that, by the possession of great riches, a man could commit crime with impunity?The Stretton Street Affair|William Le Queux
noun plural -ties
- with no unpleasant consequences
- with no care or heed for such consequences
Word Origin for impunity
1530s, from Middle French impunité (14c.) and directly from Latin impunitatem (nominative impunitas) "freedom from punishment, omission of punishment," also "rashness, inconsideration," from impunis "unpunished, without punishment," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + poena "punishment" (see penal).