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Word: indemnify

Definition: make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured


Sentences Containing 'indemnify'

Granaries embodied another early form of insurance to indemnify against famines.
In July 1997, the case was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which called on the Peruvian government to cease harassing Ivcher and violating his freedom of expression, reinstate him as president and director of Canal 2, and indemnify him for the false accusations against him.
Though, in consequence of this wretched cultivation, the market is, no doubt, somewhat worse supplied; yet the small rise of price which this may occasion, as it is not likely even to indemnify the farmer for the diminution of his produce, it is still less likely to enable him to pay more rent to the landlord.
Whether the stock which really carried on the business of a corn merchant belonged to the person who was called a farmer, or to the person who was called a corn merchant, an equal profit was in both cases requisite, in order to indemnify its owner for employing it in this manner, in order to put his business on a level with other trades, and in order to hinder him from having an interest to change it as soon as possible for some other.

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