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impunity

im·pu·ni·ty

impunity

 
pronunciation:
ihm pyu nih ti
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part of speech: noun
definition: exemption or immunity from harm, esp. punishment or retribution, as a result of one's actions or words.
As a recognized hero, he can speak with impunity about his country's shortcomings.
antonyms:
liability
similar words:
license
Word Parts
The word impunity contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.