Definition for AM'NES-TY

AM'NES-TY, n. [Gr. αμνηστια, of α neg. and μνησις, memory, from the root of mens, mind. See Mind.]

An act of oblivion; a general pardon of the offenses of subjects against the government, or the proclamation of such pardon. In medicine, the loss of memory from disease or old age. – Coxe.

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