noun, plural im·mu·ni·ties.
- the exemption of ecclesiastical persons and things from secular or civil liabilities, duties, and burdens.
- a particular exemption of this kind.
British Dictionary definitions for self-immunity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for self-immunity
late 14c., "exempt from service or obligation," from Old French immunité and directly from Latin immunitatem (nominative immunitas) "exemption from performing public service or charge," from immunis "exempt, free," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + munis "performing services" (cf. municipal), from PIE *moi-n-es-, suffixed form of root *mei- "to change" (see mutable). Medical sense "protection from disease" is 1879, from French or German.
Medicine definitions for self-immunity
Science definitions for self-immunity
Culture definitions for self-immunity
The ability of the body to resist or fight off infection and disease.