amnesty

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From Middle French amnestie (French amnistie), from Latin amnestia, from Ancient Greek ἀμνηστία, from ἀ- (a-, privative) + μνήμη (remembrance, reminiscence).

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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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amnesty (third-person singular simple present amnesties, present participle amnestying, simple past and past participle amnestied)

  1. To grant a pardon (to a group)

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