Immunity

Noun

  • (medicine) Fully protective resistance against infection.

    "Some people have better immunity to diseases than others."

  • (in games and competitions) An exemption given to a player from losing or being withdrawn from play.

    "After winning the last round the player was granted immunity which allowed him to stay in the game even after receiving the least amount of points."

  • (uncountable) The state of being insusceptible to something; notably:
  • (law) An exemption from prosecution.

    "The prosecutor offered the lieutenant immunity for all the crimes he would testify having known to be planned by the elusive drug baron."

  • (law) An exemption from specified duties, such as payments or services.

    "Feudal privileges often included tax and other immunities."

  • (countable) A resistance to a specific thing.

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