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Latin impūnitās from impūne without punishment in- not in–1 poena penalty (from Greek poinē kwei-1 in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French impunité, from Latin impunitas, from impunis (“without punishment”).
He had impunity from the law anyway.
Today the Internet is a lawless society; hackers can break into computers with relative impunity.
There was impunity for crimes against humanity by former heads of state.
Mr. Bosch is currently in Miami with total impunity.
Two weeks later, with apparent impunity, security forces shot dead a young Brazilian electrician on his way to work.
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