She joked about that too, and asked Pentz, who seemed very silent today, to indemnify her. "Indemnify," she continued, "even that word is one of those everlasting parliamentary expressions…"
-- Theodor Fontane (1819–1898), translated by Douglas Parmée, Irretrievable, 1964
I rose with some difficulty from under the superincumbent snowdrift, and alighted from the carriage, expecting that a kind and hospitable reception would indemnify me for the toils and hardships of the day.
-- Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey, 1847
Indemnify entered English in the early 1600s from the Latin word indemnis meaning "without loss."