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definition of the word amnesty

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From Latin amnestia, < Ancient Greek ἀμνηστία < ἀ- privative + μνήμη (remembrance, reminiscence): compare with French amnistie, earlier amnestie.

Singular
amnesty

Plural
amnesties

amnesty (plural amnesties)

  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.


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