Amnesty

Definition of Amnesty

Am´nes`ty
n.1.Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion.
2.An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, as to subjects concerned in an insurrection.
v. t.1.To grant amnesty to.
[imp. & p. p. Amnestied ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Amnestying.]

Related Words

absolution, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exoneration, grace, immunity, impunity, indemnity, nolle prosequi, non prosequitur, nonprosecution, pardon, redemption, remission, remission of sin, reprieve, shrift, sparing, stay
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