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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It is this category of morally justified but illegal acts that an Act of Indemnity, properly so called, is meant to cover.
71) and to the Act of Indemnity and Oblivion, might serve as a focus.
Following the death of Cromwell in 1658 (behind whose coffin walked blind Milton, young Dryden and Andrew Marvell) his books were ordered to be burnt by the Act of Indemnity in 1660.