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Freedom or exemption from legal proceedings. Examples include the immunity of the sovereign personally from all legal proceedings (see royal prerogative); the immunity of members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords from proceedings in respect of words spoken in debate (see parliamentary privilege); judicial immunity; and the immunity from the jurisdiction of national courts enjoyed by members of diplomatic missions and by foreign sovereigns (see diplomatic immunity; sovereign immunity).

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Law.

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