- Impunity is defined as freedom from punishment or harm.
When you steal something and you do not go to jail or face any consequences, this is an example of when you steal with impunity.
impunity definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French impunité ; from Classical Latin impunitas ; from impunis, free from punishment ; from in-, without plush poena, punishment: see pain
impunity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. im·pu·ni·ties
Origin: Latin impūnitās, from impūne, without punishment : in-, not; see in-1 + poena, penalty (from Greek poinē; see kwei-1 in Indo-European roots).