What does the word indemnity mean?

Usage examples for indemnity

  1. The discussion whether or not a war is profitable often takes the superficial form of a comparison between the indemnity received and the money expended on the war. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  2. Indemnity, and nothing more- what good would their provinces be to us? – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  3. King Magnus of Sweden, who, according to mutual agreement, had been selected as umpire negotiated peace, on the conditions that King Erik should return to their owners all ships which had been captured, pay an indemnity of six thousand marks and greatly extend the commercial privileges of the Hansa. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen