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- To secure against loss or damage; to insure.
- (chiefly law) To compensate or reimburse someone for some expense or injury.
- 1906, Civil Code of the State of California, page 405:
- The lender of a thing for use must indemnify the borrower for damage caused by defects or vices in it, which he knew at the time of lending, and concealed from the borrower.
To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure
To make restitution or compensation for
- (obsolete, rare) to hurt, to harm
- 1583, Thomas Stocker's translation of A tragicall historie of the troubles and ciuile warres of the lowe Countries, i. 63a
- 1593, Thomas Lodge, Life & Death of William Long Beard, E ij
- ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "indemnify, v.1". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1900.