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amnesty

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release from the guilt or penalty of an offense
  • the president of France traditionally grants amnesty to specially selected prisoners on Bastille Day

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The first known use of amnesty was in 1580

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“Amnesty.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/amnesty. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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