The ability of an organism to resist a particular infection or toxin by the action of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells
the children have an immunity to malaria
Immunity from the use of a witness's own testimony, or any evidence derived from such testimony, in a future prosecution against the witness.
The resistance to the spread of a contagious disease within a population that results if a sufficiently high proportion of individuals are immune to the disease, especially through vaccination
The immunity which results from the production of antibodies by the immune system in response to the presence of an antigen
= active immunity.
(Originally) immunity dependent upon the activity of phagocytic cells (macrophages) (now rare or historical); (later also) cell-mediated immunity.
Immunity not acquired by vaccination or previous infection; specifically immunity to a particular infection which is inherent in the genetic make-up of an individual, species, family, etc.; also in extended use.
The short-term immunity which results from the introduction of antibodies from another person or animal
The privilege of exemption from certain laws and taxes granted to diplomats by the state in which they are working
(In the UK and some Commonwealth countries) a principle by which the government can request that sensitive documents are not used as evidence in a trial, on the grounds that to do so would be against the public or national interest
(In the United Kingdom) a document authorized by a government minister or senior civil servant which prevents specified information from being used in a trial.