immunity

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun the natural or acquired ability of a person or other animal to resist a microorganism and the disease it causes
  • noun the ability of a plant to resist disease through a protective covering on leaves, through the formation of protoplasts or through the development of inactive forms of viruses

Law

  • noun protection from arrest or prosecution

Politics

  • the protection of members of Congress against being sued for libel or slander for statements made on the floor of the house
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