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impunity
used in Moby Dick

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exemption from punishment or loss
  • Having impulsively, it is probable, and perhaps somewhat prematurely revealed the prime but private purpose of the Pequod's voyage, Ahab was now entirely conscious that, in so doing, he had indirectly laid himself open to the unanswerable charge of usurpation; and with perfect impunity, both moral and legal, his crew if so disposed, and to that end competent, could refuse all further obedience to him, and even violently wrest from him the command.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (14% in)

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