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Borrowing from Middle French amnestie (Modern French amnistie), a borrowing from Latin amnestia, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek ἀμνηστία (amnēstía).

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amnesty (countable and uncountable, 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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