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amnesty

noun [C/U]  /ˈæm·nə·sti/ us  
politics & government a decision by a government to forgive people who have committed particular illegal acts or crimes, and not to punish them: [C] The state has declared an amnesty for individuals who pay their outstanding back taxes.
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