Origin of indemnity
OTHER WORDS FROM indemnityan·ti-in·dem·ni·ty, adjectivepre·in·dem·ni·ty, noun, plural pre·in·dem·ni·ties.
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What does indemnity mean?
Indemnity is protection or security against damage or loss, or compensation for damages or money spent.
Insurance coverage provides indemnity to a person (or organization) by insuring them for certain potential situations, such as damages to their property from natural disasters or accidents. Indemnity is commonly used in legal contracts to secure protection against being sued or being held responsible for an accident. It’s often seen in the phrase indemnity clause.
The verb form of indemnity is indemnify, which means to provide such protection or security, typically in the form of insurance.
Outside the context of insurance, indemnity is sometimes used in a metaphorical way to mean protection, as in Your wealth does not provide indemnity from disease.
Example: The whole purpose of car insurance is so that you have indemnity in case you get into an accident—buying insurance after an accident happens won’t cover you.
Where does indemnity come from?
The first records of indemnity come from the 1400s. It comes from the Latin indemni(s), meaning “without loss” or “uninjured.” This is formed from the prefix in-, which has a negating effect equivalent to un-, and demn-, from damnum, meaning “loss.”
Indemnity is most commonly used in the context of insurance and legal contracts. Insurance coverage gives the policyholder indemnity, meaning it protects against financial liability for damages or loss. Damages refers to those that happen to a piece of property like a car or house, or to injuries suffered by a person. Loss refers to things like the loss of income one might experience because they can’t work. If a person is indemnified for these things, they get compensated for (at least part of) the money lost or spent.
In corporate law, an indemnity agreement can indemnify a company’s executives against personally being sued if the company is sued.
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Indemnity is most commonly used in a technical way in the context of insurance and legal contracts, but it is sometimes used in a metaphorical way.
Tomorrow we will be launching our first podcast episode on General Practice Indemnity. We're joined by Keira Moulds, Head of Primary Care @NHSEngland to look at what the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice means for beneficiaries. #GPIPodcast #ClinicalNegligence pic.twitter.com/5LZ2Y2s5AN
— NHSResolution (@NHSResolution) May 13, 2020
Agreement has been reached to allow redeployment of home carers to Nursing Homes – announced almost 4 wks ago. HSE has been working to resolve indemnity. Understood that Nursing Homes will extend indemnity once secondment agreement & employee declarations are signed @rtenews
— Ailbhe Conneely (@AilbheConneely) April 29, 2020
An in-depth look at the big source of Harry & Meghan’s funding: Prince Charles’ “private” estate — it enjoys sweeping tax relief, indemnity from laws that apply to others & extraordinary rights to be consulted on any legislation that affects its interests. https://t.co/3sH1vmg3qv
— Jane Bradley (@jane__bradley) January 26, 2020
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How to use indemnity in a sentence
In 1825, France forced Haiti to pay a substantial indemnity for “property lost” during the Haitian Revolution, including the value of the workers who had freed themselves from slavery.Stereotypes about Haiti erase the long history of U.S.-Haiti ties|Robert Taber|July 8, 2021|Washington Post
Hoping to improve relations between the two countries, the US government decided to return almost half the American portion of the indemnity China had agreed to pay in the Boxer Protocol.China’s path to modernization has, for centuries, gone through my hometown|Yangyang Cheng|June 30, 2021|MIT Technology Review
There, in his empty office, he tells his story to a Dictaphone (channeling Double Indemnity) of how he became “Devin Morehouse.”‘The Spoils of Babylon’: IFC’s Cheeky Miniseries Starring Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and More|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A more carefully worded legal indemnity would stop that happening.How CISPA Could Chip Away at Your Right to Privacy|Ilana Glazer|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.
In due course indemnity claims were forwarded to the military authorities, who rejected them all.
The French war indemnity enabled him to redeem a considerable portion of the state debt and to remit certain taxes.
Before he left Canada he proclaimed the act of indemnity, and notified her majesty's disallowance of the ordinance.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
In reality the dissenters suffered very little from these acts, for they were relieved by annual acts of indemnity.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt