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1‘the children have an immunity to malaria’
resistance to, resilience to, non-susceptibility to, lack of susceptibility to, protection from, ability to fight off, ability to withstand, ability to counteract, defences against
immunization against, inoculation against
2‘the rebels were given immunity from prosecution’
exemption, exception, freedom, release, impunity, dispensation, exoneration
informal a let-off
3‘he could not be sued since he possessed diplomatic immunity’
indemnity, privilege, prerogative, special treatment, right, liberty, licence, permission
legal exemption, impunity, protection, freedom
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.