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am•nes•ty



Pronunciation: (am'nu-stē), [key]
n., pl. -ties,
v., -tied, -ty•ing.


n.
1. a general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
2. Law.an act of forgiveness for past offenses, esp. to a class of persons as a whole.
3. a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense.

v.t.
to grant amnesty to; pardon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

amnesiacAmnesty International
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