Legal Definition and Related Resources of Indemnify

Meaning of Indemnify

To save harmless; to secure against future loss or damage ; to make up for what is past; to make good; to reimburse . Also, to compensate for loss or injury ; to remunerate. The word has thus two meanings, one that of giving security and secondly of compensating for actual damage. See New York Cent. R. Co. v general Motors Corp., (D.C. Ohio) 182 F. Supp. 273.

Indemnify Alternative Definition

To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to make good; to put one in the situation he was in before sustaining a loss.

Indemnify Legal Definition

To compensate someone for a loss.

Synonyms of Indemnify


  • answer for
  • compensate
  • compensate for injury
  • compensate for loss
  • compensate for loss sustained
  • damnum restituere
  • damnum sarcire
  • give back
  • give satisfaction
  • grant monetary compensation
  • guarantee
  • insure
  • make good
  • make good against anticipated loss
  • make reparation
  • make restitution
  • make up
  • offer compensation
  • offer reparation
  • offer satisfaction
  • pay
  • pay back
  • pay compensation
  • pay reparations
  • recompense
  • recompenseforpastlossredeem
  • refundreimurse
  • remunerate
  • repay
  • requite
  • restore
  • return money paid out
  • save harmless
  • secure against damage
  • secure against loss Associated Concepts: subrogate

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English Spanish Translation of Indemnify

To indemnify and hold harmless: Librar de responsabilidad

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