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English definition of “scot-free”

scot-free

adverb     /ˌskɒtˈfriː/ US  /ˌskɑːt-/
without receiving the deserved or expected punishment or without being harmed: The court let her off scot-free.Not punishing and reducing punishment
(Definition of scot-free adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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