scot-free

[ skot-free ]
/ ˈskɒtˈfri /

adjective

completely free from harm, restraint, punishment, or obligation: The driver of the car escaped from the accident scot-free. The judge let the defendant off scot-free.

Origin of scot-free

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at scot, -free
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scot-free


adverb, adjective

(predicative) without harm, loss, or penalty

Word Origin for scot-free

C16: see scot and lot
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