impunity

  

Definition

Free from punishment or discipline. "Even though the convenience store had a surveillance camera, the individual was able to commit the robbery with impunity because he was wearing a disguise that made his identity impossible to recognize."

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  • There are instances when the government has offered impunity to a gang member if he will offer state's evidence on the other members who have committed various crimes.

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  • The child knocked over the paint can, staining the floor and leaving the empty house with impunity, never to be punished for this mischief.

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  • The president of the company thought that he could commit insider trading crimes with impunity because no one would ever learn of the infractions.

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