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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Immunity \Im*mu"ni*ty\, noun; 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}, adjective]

1. Freedom or exemption from any charge, duty, obligation, office, tax, imposition, penalty, or service; a particular privilege; as, the immunities of the free cities of Germany; the immunities of the clergy.

2. Freedom; exemption; as, immunity from error.

3. The state of being insusceptible to disease, certain poisons, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

immunity

noun

1: the state of not being susceptible; "unsusceptibility to rust" [syn: {unsusceptibility}, {immunity}] [ant: {susceptibility}, {susceptibleness}]

2: (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease [syn: {immunity}, {resistance}]

3: the quality of being unaffected by something; "immunity to criticism"

4: an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution" [syn: {exemption}, {immunity}, {granting immunity}]


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