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noun     immunity pronunciation in British English
/ɪˈmjuːnəti/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a situation in which someone is not affected by something such as a law because they have a special job or position
    immunity from:

    immunity from prosecution

    grant someone immunity:

    They would be granted immunity if they gave evidence in court.

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the protection that someone’s body gives them against a particular disease
    immunity to:

    It is possible to develop an immunity to many illnesses.

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