verb (used with object), in·dem·ni·fied, in·dem·ni·fy·ing.
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
1605–15;Related formsin·dem·ni·fi·er, nounpre·in·dem·ni·fy, verb (used with object), pre·in·dem·ni·fied, pre·in·dem·ni·fy·ing.un·in·dem·ni·fied, adjective
< Latin indemni(s
) without loss (see indemnity
) + -fy
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Examples from the Web for indemnified
Historical Examples of indemnified
Jews, 259 et seq,; protected and indemnified by Theodoric, 261.
In some states the owner is indemnified in part or in whole for his loss.
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?
British Dictionary definitions for indemnified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Derived Formsindemnification, nounindemnifier, noun
to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; insure
to compensate for loss, injury, expense, etc; reimburse
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Word Origin and History for indemnified
"compensate for loss or expense," 1610s, from Latin indemnis "unhurt" (see indemnity) + -fy. Related: Indemnified; indemnifying.
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