Am"nes*ty (#), n. [L. amnestia, Gr. , a forgetting, fr. forgotten, forgetful; priv. + to remember: cf. F. amnistie, earlier amnestie. See Mean, v.]

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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Am"nes*ty, v. t. [imp. p. p. Amnestied (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Amnestying.]

To grant amnesty to.

 

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