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[in-dem-nuh-fahy] /ɪnˈdɛm nəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), indemnified, indemnifying.
to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc.
to guard or secure against anticipated loss; give security against (future damage or liability).
Origin of indemnify
1605-15; < Latin indemni(s) without loss (see indemnity) + -fy
Related forms
indemnifier, noun
preindemnify, verb (used with object), preindemnified, preindemnifying.
unindemnified, adjective
1. recompense, reimburse, repay. Unabridged
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  • They can't pay the cost of litigation, so they are indemnified.
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  • As part of this process, a board is formed to determine whether the individuals named in the lawsuit should be indemnified.
  • Company, was indemnified from responsibility for past groundwater contamination.
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British Dictionary definitions for indemnified


verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; insure
to compensate for loss, injury, expense, etc; reimburse
Derived Forms
indemnification, noun
indemnifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for indemnified



"compensate for loss or expense," 1610s, from Latin indemnis "unhurt" (see indemnity) + -fy. Related: Indemnified; indemnifying.

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