amnesty definition

  • noun:
    • an over-all pardon provided by a government, particularly for governmental offenses.
    • Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion.
    • An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, on subjects concerned in an insurrection.
    • Forgetfulness; cessation of commemoration of wrong; oblivion.
    • An act associated with sovereign energy giving oblivion, or an over-all pardon, for a past offense, on topics concerned in an insurrection.
    • A forgetting or overlooking; an act of oblivion; particularly, a broad pardon or conditional provide of pardon of offenses or of a course of offenses against a government, or perhaps the proclamation of these pardon.
    • Synonyms Absolution, etc. See pardon, n.
    • a warrant giving release from punishment for an offense
    • the formal work of liberating somebody
    • a period of time where offenders are exempt from discipline
  • verb-transitive:
    • To grant a general pardon to.
    • To grant amnesty to.
  • verb:
    • To give a pardon (to friends)
    • grant a pardon to (a group of folks)
  • others:
    • pret. and pp. amnestied, ppr. amnestying. [⟨ amnesty, n.] To give an amnesty to; pardon.

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