What is BILL OF INDEMNITY?

In English law. An act of parliament, passed every session until 1S09, but discontinued in and after that year, as having been rendered unnecessary by the passing of the promissory oaths act, 1808, for the relief of those who have unwittingly or unavoidably neglected to take the necessary oaths, etc., required for the purpose of qualifying them to hold their respective offices. Wharton.

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