Act of Indemnity
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In legal terms, an Act of Indemnity is a statute passed to protect people who have committed some illegal act which would otherwise cause them to be subjected to legal penalties.
Act of Indemnity may also refer to:
England and Great Britain
- Act of General Pardon and Oblivion 1652, passed by the Rump Parliament during the First Commonwealth
- Act of Indemnity and Free Pardon 1659, during the Second Commonwealth
- Indemnity and Oblivion Act (or Act of Indemnity 1660), following the Restoration
- Indemnity Act 1690, following the Glorious Revolution
- Indemnity Act 1703
- Indemnity Act 1717, following the Jacobite rising of 1715
- Indemnity Act 1747, following the Jacobite rising of 1745
- Indemnity Act 1767, one of the Townshend Acts, relating to the British colonies in North America
- Indemnity Act, Bangladesh, which gave immunity from legal action to the persons involved in the assassination of president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
- Indemnity Act, 1961, which gave immunity to the government in relation to the Sharpeville massacre
- Indemnity Act, 1977, which gave immunity to the government in relation to the Soweto uprising
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