granting immunity

Definitions of granting immunity

n an act exempting someone

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
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discharge, release, waiver
a formal written statement of relinquishment

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