im·mune /i-'myün/ adj: having immunity: exempt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective absolved, armored, clear, excused, exempt, free, granted amnesty, immunis, immunized, impregnable, inaccessible, inexpugnable, inviolable, invulnerable, not accountable, not answerable, not liable, not responsible, not subject, possessed of immunity, privileged, protected, released, safe, screened, sheltered, shielded, spared, unaccountable, unaffected by, unanswerable, unassailable, unattackable, under shelter, unencumbered, unexposed, unliable, unpunishable, unrestrained, unrestricted, unsubject, unsusceptible, unthreatened, untouchable, untouched, without risk associated concepts: immune from prosecution II index clear (free from criminal charges), exempt III index freehold IV index inexpugnable, insusceptible (resistant), privileged, tenable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Under Section 20 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 a trade union may be immune from legal liability for a tort (a civil wrong against another party) for inducing or threatening to break a contract (i.e. an employment contract between the employer and employee) if done in contemplation or furtherance of a legitimate trade dispute. Immunity can be lost under certain specified circumstances.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

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  • immune — is followed by to or from. When the reference is to disease or some other form of harm or danger, to is more usual, and when from is used it is more often in the context of legal liabilities, but these distinctions are far from clear cut and both …   Modern English usage

  • Immune — Im*mune , a. [L. immunis. See {Immunity}.] 1. Exempt; protected. {Im*mu nize}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Protected from disease due to the action of the immune system, especially by having been inoculated against or previously exposed to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Immune — Im*mune , n. One who is immune; esp., a person who is immune from a disease by reason of previous affection with the disease or inoculation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immune — ► ADJECTIVE 1) resistant to a particular infection owing to the presence of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells. 2) relating to such resistance: the immune system. 3) exempt from an obligation or penalty. 4) (often immune to) not… …   English terms dictionary

  • immune — [i myo͞on′] adj. [ME immuin < L immunis, free from public service, exempt < in , without + munia, duties, functions < IE * moini : see COMMON] 1. protected against something disagreeable or harmful 2. not susceptible to some specified… …   English World dictionary

  • immune — (adj.) mid 15c., free; exempt, back formation from IMMUNITY (Cf. immunity). Cf. L. immunis exempt from public service, free from taxes. Specific modern medical sense of exempt from a disease (typically because of inoculation) is from 1881. Immune …   Etymology dictionary

  • immune — agg. [dal lat. immunis, der. di munus obbligo, servizio, imposta, ecc. , col pref. in in 2 ]. 1. [che non è soggetto a determinati obblighi o servizi, con la prep. da : i. da gravami fiscali ] ▶◀ dispensato, esente, esonerato, franco (di), libero …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • immune — [adj] invulnerable allowed, clear, exempt, favored, free, hardened to, insusceptible, irresponsible, licensed, not affected, not liable, not subject, privileged, protected, resistant, safe, unaffected, unanswerable, unliable, unsusceptible;… …   New thesaurus

  • immune — Immune, et exempt, Immunis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • immune — 01. Scientists do not yet understand why a small number of people seem to be [immune] to the AIDS virus. 02. Growing up in that country, the children developed a natural [immunity] to germs in the water that make visitors ill. 03. Hopefully,… …   Grammatical examples in English

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