act of indemnity


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act of indemnity

legislation passed to relieve persons of the penal consequences of particular conduct.
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That is, in practice, the second class might not require an Act of Indemnity, at least not to the same extent as the third.
Dicey was, of course, aware that an Act of Indemnity could go far beyond what he considered to be its proper, moderate scope of covering acts that were done in good faith and reasonably.