exemption from punishment.
immunity from detrimental effects, as of an action.
- immunity, impunity
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How to use impunity in a sentence
They’ve tasted better now and aren’t likely to accept a return to a culture of impunity for sellers and manufacturers of fake goods and contaminated food.The Unlikely New Champion of Consumer Rights: China | Charu Kasturi | December 17, 2020 | Ozy
That he shouts this down the street at the marauding policeman’s retreating back, who strides away with self-satisfied impunity, drives home the fact that this isn’t any other restaurant.A Restaurateur Reluctantly Becomes a Civil Rights Leader in Steve McQueen’s Brilliant ‘Mangrove’ | Joshua David Stein | December 2, 2020 | Eater
As the superintendent of Southwestern College, I was hired by a concerned Governing Board to move the college culture from impunity to accountability, disrespect to respect, inequity to equity and silos to student-centeredness.Southwestern College Continues Tackling Its Issues Head-On | Kindred Murillo | October 22, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The decision to take youth sports teams on the road allows teams to skirt state rules with relative impunity — as long as no one gets sick.Sports Could Be the Latest Inequity Front for Kids as More Teams Travel to Arizona | Ashly McGlone | October 21, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
At the same time, the public health department recently announced a plan to overhaul inspections by fostering a more collaborative relationship between facilities and their overseers, a change that critics argue would lead to nursing home impunity.Confirmed Nursing Home Complaints Plummet During Pandemic | Jared Whitlock | August 25, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
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.
During exercises, it has shown itself in exercises to be able to fly inside enemy territory with near impunity.$70 Billion Stealth Jet Finally Flies in Its First War | Dave Majumdar | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are some houses into which one can never enter with impunity, from the want of due ventilation.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
He said very truly that long impunity had introduced universal laxity, and had made conspiracy the most attractive of occupations.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
Food that one patient could eat with impunity brought out a beautiful eczema or urticaria on another patient.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
Widows and orphans well remember the impunity given to the assassins of their loved ones in the name of "concord."Rule of the Monk | Giuseppe Garibaldi
He was remitted to Bedlam, and became an awful warning that God will not always be insulted with impunity.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
British Dictionary definitions for impunity
exemption or immunity from punishment or recrimination
exemption or immunity from unpleasant consequences: a successful career marked by impunity from early mistakes
with no unpleasant consequences
with no care or heed for such consequences
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