Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To compensate for loss or injury.

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Usage examples "indemnify":

  1. The alguazil, in despair at finding that the Breton had no money to bribe with, thought to indemnify himself by extorting something from the mistress of the house. - "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  2. While the indemnity bill was pending, the Livery of the city of London met in Common Hall, and passed some strong resolutions, and petitioned the House of Commons not to indemnify the Ministers against prosecutions at law for their illegal and cruel conduct during the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act. - "Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3", Henry Hunt.
  3. By this, masters and serfs were encouraged to enter into an arrangement which was to put the serf into immediate possession of himself, of a homestead and of a few acres, giving him time to indemnify his master by a series of payments. - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.