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English definition of “diplomatic immunity”

diplomatic immunity

noun [U] uk   us  
the special rights that diplomats have while working in a country that is not their own, such as freedom from legal action: He did not have to pay his speeding fine because he pleaded diplomatic immunity.Diplomacy and mediationNot punishing and reducing punishment
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