Is there a single word which denotes immunity from scrutiny or criticism? It would be something with mostly negative connotations, implying some dogmatic or intolerantly axiomatic context which excuses a certain idea or idea bearer from being scrutinized.

  • Are you looking for unchecked or unbridled? – Yosef Baskin Mar 20 '17 at 19:23
  • not really because those can be set in any context and then specificity would require using a second word – amphibient Mar 20 '17 at 19:25
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    Slang: Teflon. No criticism sticks to him. – Yosef Baskin Mar 20 '17 at 19:29

Perhaps the word you're looking for is sacred cow:

one that is often unreasonably immune from criticism or opposition

Google's definition also explains that this term originated from "the Hindus' respect for the cow as a sacred animal". Hence, anything or anyone which is a sacred cow is seemingly immune to criticism.

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  • that's pretty close even though i'd prefer something that's not proverbial – amphibient Mar 20 '17 at 19:29
  • @amphibient How does this fulfil your "Single word to denote “immunity from scrutiny” " requirement? If you want 'an expression for a person who is immune to criticism', the question is a duplicate. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 20 '17 at 20:56

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