diplomatic immunity


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diplomatic immunity

n.
The exemption enjoyed by diplomatic agents, their families, and members of their mission staffs from many ordinary criminal and civil laws of their host country, as determined under terms established by treaty and international law.

diplomatic immunity

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the immunity from local jurisdiction and exemption from taxation in the country to which they are accredited afforded to diplomats

diplomat′ic immu′nity


n.
exemption from taxation, searches, arrest, etc., enjoyed by diplomatic officials and their dependents under international law.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diplomatic immunity - exemption from taxation or normal processes of law that is offered to diplomatic personnel in a foreign country
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
exemption, freedom - immunity from an obligation or duty
Translations

diplomatic immunity

nimmunità diplomatica
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