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Meaning of IMMUNITY

Pronunciation:  i'myoonitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
  2. [n]  the quality of being unaffected by something; "immunity to criticism"
  3. [n]  the state of not being susceptible; "unsusceptibility to rust"
  4. [n]  (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

IMMUNITY is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: exemption, granting immunity, resistance, unsusceptibility
 Antonyms: susceptibility, susceptibleness
 See Also: acquired immunity, condition, discharge, exemption, fix, freedom, innate immunity, invulnerability, natural immunity, release, status, waiver



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 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.
  2. \Im*mun"i*ty\, n.
    The state of being insusceptible to poison, the contagion of
    disease, etc.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: State of being resistant to a disease, particularly an infectious one.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The ability of an organism to resist or overcome an infection.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Grant by the court, which assures someone will not face prosecution in return for providing criminal evidence.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absolution, acquired immunity, active immunity, amnesty, antibody, antigen, artificial immunity, assurance, blank check, carte blanche, charter, clear sailing, congenital immunity, copyright, diplomatic immunity, discharge, dispensation, exception, exclusion, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exoneration, familial immunity, favor, franchise, freedom, grace, grant, harmlessness, immunity theory, immunization, immunization therapy, immunochemistry, immunology, immunotherapy, impunity, indemnity, indulgence, inherent immunity, inherited immunity, inoculation, insusceptibility, invulnerability, legislative immunity, liberty, license, natural immunity, nolle prosequi, non prosequitur, nonprosecution, nonspecific immunity, nonsusceptibility to disease, opsonic immunity, pardon, passive immunity, patch test, patent, permission, phagocytic immunity, privilege, protection, racial immunity, redemption, release, remission, remission of sin, reprieve, resistance, risklessness, safeguard, safeness, safety, scratch test, security, serotherapeutics, serotherapy, serum therapy, shrift, side-chain theory, sparing, special favor, specific immunity, stay, surety, toxin-antitoxin immunity, toxin-antitoxin immunization, tuberculin test, unsusceptibility, vaccination, vaccine therapy, vaccinotherapy, warrant