Etymology: From amnestia, < Ancient Greek á < á- privative + (remembrance, reminiscence): compare with French amnistie, earlier amnestie.
- forgetfullness, Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion.
- 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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