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Definition of the noun indemnify

What does indemnify mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun indemnify

Glossary of finance / insurance

the act of compensating a policyholder for injury, illness, or damage under a policy agreement

Definition of the verb indemnify

What does indemnify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: indemnified

  1. secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for
  2. make amends for; pay compensation for
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of indemnify: compensate / recompense / repair
    • more generic word: pay = give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • more specific word: give = deliver in exchange or recompense

Alternative definition of the verb indemnify


  1. To secure against loss or damage; to insure.
  2. [chiefly legal] To compensate or reimburse someone for some expense or injury

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for indemnify

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Google previewAspects of Civil Engineering Contract Procedure (2013)

by R. J. Marks, R. J. E. Marks, R. E. Jackson

Indemnify means not only to protect against harm or loss and make financial compensation, but also to ...

Google previewTort Law (2017)

Text, Cases, and Materials by Jenny Steele

The second special feature is that the business in which insurers are engaged and in pursuance of which they wrote the policies that will give rise to the obligation to indemnify is a commercial venture which is inextricably associated with ...

Google previewHospitality Law (2006)

Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry by Stephen C. Barth, David K. Hayes

To indemnify means to secure against loss or damage. This concept is important when a hotel contract with an organization whose individual members will occupy rooms is designated under a group contract.

Google previewThe Laws of England (1908)

Being a Complete Statement of the Whole Law of England

Liability to indemnify. Effect of bankruptcy. The duty to provide funds or to indemnify is a 522 Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes etc.

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

indemnify (indemnity) a. sometimes used as a synonym of hold harmless. The identity is made clearer in the expression indemnify ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2013)

by William E. (Bill) Roark, William R. (Ryan) Roark

Indemnify. The act of indemnification as applied to real estate is to ensure against a possiblelossor damage that may be suffered by the buyeror seller.The purpose isto grant a legally binding warranty to the other party againsta particular ...

Google previewDictionary of Real Estate Terms, 8th edition (2013)

by Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., J. Bruce Lindeman, Ph.D.

INDEMNIFICATION see INDEMNIFY. INDEMNIFY 1. to protect another person ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Law (1882)

Containing Definitions of the Technical Terms in Modern Use, and a Concise Statement of the Rules of Law Affecting the Principal Subjects, with Historical and Etymological Notes by Charles Sweet

INDEMNIFY— INDEMNIFICATION.— § 1. To indemnify is to make good a loss which one person has suffered in consequence of the act or default of another,7 and the operation of making good the loss is called indemnification." Thus, if A.



Indemnify Ù Indignation Indemnify – (verb) 1 compensate in respect of Indescribable – (adjective) too unusual, extreme, harm or loss. Due to the pressure from victim's or indefinite to be adequately described. side, the authorities were forced to ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

Whether promises merely to Indemnify come within the statute is not wholly settled; Browne, Stat. Fr. | 158; Brandt, Sur. & Guar. §§ 59, 61. In many cases they are held to be original promises, and not within the statute; Chapin v. Merrill, 4 Wend ...

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Scrabble value of I1N1D2E1M3N1I1F4Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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