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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state.
active immunity an organism's immunity to a disease because of its production of antibodies.
antibody a protein in blood that reacts to particular toxic substances by neutralizing or destroying them, and thus provides immunity against them.
booster shot an injection of an immunizing agent, given at some time after an original series of such injections, to maintain immunity.
immunogenic producing immunity.
impunity exemption or immunity from harm, esp. punishment or retribution, as a result of one's actions or words.
inoculate to inject or otherwise infect (a person or animal) with a virus or microorganism, esp. in order to create immunity to a disease. [1/3 definitions]
passive immunity immunity to a disease acquired by injection of antibodies, transfer of antibodies from a mother to a fetus, or other transferences.
privilege a right, immunity, benefit, or advantage belonging or granted exclusively to a person, group, social class, rank, or the like. [2/3 definitions]
unwritten law the custom of allowing a certain measure of immunity to one who avenges a wrong, esp. rape or adultery, against his or her family or personal honor. [1/2 definitions]