Definition of impunity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪmˈpjuːnəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpjuːnəti//
[uncountable] (formal, disapproving)
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if a person does something bad with impunity, they do not get punished for what they have done They continue to break the law with impunity. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin impunitas, from impunis ‘unpunished’, from in- ‘not’ + poena ‘penalty’ or punire ‘punish’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: impunity