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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: impunitas, from poena 'pain, punishment'

impunity

noun
     
im‧pu‧ni‧ty

do something with impunity

if someone does something bad with impunity, there is no risk that they will be punished for it:
It's astonishing that these criminals are free to walk the streets with impunity.

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