Immunity

  • 1 immunity — im·mu·ni·ty /i myü nə tē/ n pl ties [Latin immunitas, from immunis exempt from public service, exempt, from in non + munis (from munia services)] 1: exemption from a duty or liability that is granted by law to a person or class of persons a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Immunity — • An exemption from a legal obligation (munus), imposed on a person or his property by law, custom, or the order of a superior Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Immunity     Immunity …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Immunity — Immunity: Medicine Immunity (medical), resistance of an organism to infection or disease. Immunity (journal), a scientific journal published by Cell Press Law Amnesty law, immunity from past crimes Charitable immunity, immunity from liability… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 immunity — UK US /ɪˈmjuːnəti/ noun [U] ► LAW official protection from legal action, for example, not being judged in a court or punished for a crime: grant/give sb immunity »Taken before a federal judge, he was granted immunity but ordered to testify or… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 immunity — immunity, impunity In non medical contexts immunity means ‘freedom or exemption from an obligation, penalty, or unfavourable circumstance’ and like immune can be followed by to or from: • Balder was a son of the most senior god, Odin, and one… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 Immunity — Im*mu ni*ty, n.; pl. {Immunities}. [L. immunitas, fr. immunis free from a public service; pref. im not + munis complaisant, obliging, cf. munus service, duty: cf. F. immunit[ e]. See {Common}, and cf. {Mean}, a.] 1. Freedom or exemption from any… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 immunity — immunity. См. иммунитет. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 8 immunity — (n.) late 14c., exempt from service or obligation, from O.Fr. immunité and directly from L. immunitatem (nom. immunitas) exemption from performing public service or charge, from immunis exempt, free, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 immunity — *exemption Antonyms: susceptibility …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 immunity — [n] privilege, exemption amnesty, charter, exoneration, franchise, freedom, impunity, indemnity, invulnerability, liberty, license, prerogative, protection, release, resistance, right; concepts 316,376,388 Ant. defenselessness, responsibility,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 immunity — ► NOUN (pl. immunities) 1) the ability of an organism to resist a particular infection. 2) exemption from an obligation or penalty …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 immunity — [i myo͞on′ə tē] n. pl. immunities [ME ynmunite < OFr immunité < L immunitas, freedom from public service < immunis: see IMMUNE] 1. exemption or freedom from something burdensome or otherwise unpleasant, as a legal obligation 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 immunity — /i myooh ni tee/, n., pl. immunities. 1. the state of being immune from or insusceptible to a particular disease or the like. 2. the condition that permits either natural or acquired resistance to disease. 3. the ability of a cell to react… …

    Universalium

  • 14 immunity — noun 1 protection against disease ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ acquired, natural ▪ impaired ▪ lifelong ▪ Infection usually confers lifelon …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 immunity — Synonyms and related words: absolution, acquired immunity, active immunity, amnesty, antibody, antigen, artificial immunity, assurance, blank check, carte blanche, charter, clear sailing, congenital immunity, copyright, diplomatic immunity,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 immunity — Exemption, as from serving in an office, or performing duties which the law generally requires other citizens to perform; e.g. exemption from paying taxes. Freedom or exemption from penalty, burden, or duty. Special privilege. See also exemption… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 immunity — Exemption, as from serving in an office, or performing duties which the law generally requires other citizens to perform; e.g. exemption from paying taxes. Freedom or exemption from penalty, burden, or duty. Special privilege. See also exemption… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 immunity — n. 1) to acquire, develop immunity 2) acquired; natural immunity 3) active; passive immunity 4) diplomatic immunity 5) immunity from, to (immunity from prosecution; immunity to a disease) * * * [ɪ mjuːnɪtɪ] developimmunity natural immunity… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 Immunity — The condition of being immune. Immunity can be innate (for example, humans are innately immune to canine distemper) or conferred by a previous infection or immunization. * * * 1. The status or quality of being immune (1). 2. Protection against… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 immunity — UK [ɪˈmjuːnətɪ] / US [ɪˈmjunətɪ] noun Word forms immunity : singular immunity plural immunities 1) [countable/uncountable] a situation in which someone is not affected by something such as a law because they have a special job or position… …

    English dictionary


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