indemnity


indemnity
1) An agreement by one party to make good the losses suffered by another, usually by payment of money, repair, replacement, or reinstatement. This is the function of indemnity insurance
2) An undertaking by a bank's client, who has lost a document (such as a share certificate or bill of lading), that the bank will be held harmless against any consequences of the document's absence if it proceeds to service the documents that have not been mislaid. The bank usually requires a letter of indemnity to make sure that it suffers no loss.

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  • Indemnity — In*dem ni*ty, n.; pl. {Indemnities}. [L. indemnitas, fr. indemnis uninjured: cf. F. indemnit[ e]. See {Indemnify}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Security; insurance; exemption from loss or damage, past or to come; immunity from penalty, or the punishment of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indemnity — The act of one party protecting or guaranteeing protection, or freedom from liability, of a third party for actions of that party. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • indemnity — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. indemnité (14c.), from L.L. indemnitatem (nom. indemnitas) security for damage, from L. indemnis unhurt, undamaged, from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + damnum damage (see DAMN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • indemnity — *reparation, redress, amends, restitution …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indemnity — ► NOUN (pl. indemnities) 1) security or protection against a loss or other financial burden. 2) security against or exemption from legal responsibility for one s actions. 3) a sum of money paid as compensation, especially by a country defeated in …   English terms dictionary

  • indemnity — [in dem′ni tē] n. pl. indemnities [Fr indemnité < LL indemnitas < L indemnis: see INDEMNIFY] 1. protection or insurance against loss, damage, etc. 2. legal exemption from penalties or liabilities incurred by one s actions 3. repayment or… …   English World dictionary

  • Indemnity — An indemnity is a sum paid by A to B by way of compensation for a particular loss suffered by B. The indemnifying party (A) may or may not be responsible for the loss suffered by the indemnified party (B). Forms of indemnity include cash payments …   Wikipedia

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