indemnity


indemnity
indemnity in‧dem‧ni‧ty [ɪnˈdemnti] noun indemnities PLURALFORM
1. [uncountable] INSURANCE protection against loss or damage, especially in the form of an official written promise to pay for any losses or damage:

• Every full-time employee at our firm receives a policy that gives indemnity against accidental death.

ˌdouble inˈdemnity [uncountable] INSURANCE
life insurance or personal accident insurance where the amount paid out is twice the normal amount if the insured person dies or is injured in certain types of accident, for example a road accident
2. [countable] a payment for the loss of money, goods etc:

• Workers who are fired will get an indemnity equal to a month's salary for each year worked.

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indemnity UK US /ɪnˈdemnəti/ noun [C or U] (plural indemnities)
INSURANCE protection against possible damage or loss, or the money paid if there is damage or loss: indemnity for/against sth »

The policy provides an indemnity for loss of or damage to third-party property.

provide/offer (an) indemnity »

This insurance provides indemnity against legal costs and damages.

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Creditors must give an indemnity to cover the costs of a potential claim.

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professional indemnity insurance

LAW protection against having legal responsibility for something: indemnity against sth »

The doctors were given an indemnity against prosecution for performing abortions.

GOVERNMENT a sum of money that is paid to someone for a loss, especially by one country to another country
See also DOUBLE INDEMNITY(Cf. double indemnity), LETTER OF INDEMNITY(Cf. ↑letter of indemnity)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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