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diplomatic immunity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government, Officials, Law
diplomatic immunityˌdiplomatic imˈmunity noun [uncountable]  PGPGOSCLa diplomat’s special rights in the country where they are working, which protect them from local taxes and prosecution
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diplomatic immunityBoth are protected by diplomatic immunity.Embassy officials have said that Makharadze, an economics minister, had diplomatic immunity.It was an outrageous action, the worst violation of the basic principle of diplomatic immunity in modern history.Socially, we benefited from a sort of diplomatic immunity.A principle as old as ancient tribes and almost as remotely understood, diplomatic immunity is taking a beating this week.State Department officials said Monday that no country has agreed to waive diplomatic immunity in such a serious case.
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