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From Middle French indemnité, from Late Latin indemnitatem (“‘security for losses’”), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] indemnis (“‘undamaged’”), from in- (“‘not’”) + damnum (“‘damage’”).
- (law) an obligation or duty upon an individual to incur the losses of another.
- (law) the right of an injured party to shift the loss onto the party responsible for the loss.
- (insurance) a principle of insurance which provides that when a loss occurs, the insured should be restored to the approximate financial condition occupied before the loss occurred, no better, no worse.
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