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granting immunity

Definitions of granting immunity
  1. noun
    an act exempting someone
    synonyms: exemption, immunity
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    an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
    official immunity
    personal immunity accorded to a public official from liability to anyone injured by actions that are the consequence of exerting official authority
    sovereign immunity
    an exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent
    testimonial immunity, use immunity
    an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
    transactional immunity
    a broader form of use immunity that also protects the witness from any prosecution brought about relating to transactions to which they gave testimony
    type of:
    discharge, release, waiver
    a formal written statement of relinquishment
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