Complete Definition of "impunity"

English

Etymology
From L. impunitas, from impunis without punishment.

Noun
en-noun|impunit|ies|-

  1. uncountable Being outside of the rule of law; without consequences.
  2. countable Exemption from punishment.

Quotations
1846, w:Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allen Poe, w:The Cask of Amontillado|The Cask of Amontillado.
:I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is undressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.

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