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am·nes·ty

 (ăm′nĭ-stē)
n. pl. am·nes·ties
A general pardon granted by a government: amnesty for military deserters; amnesty for tax evasion.
tr.v. am·nes·tied, am·nes·ty·ing, am·nes·ties
To grant a general pardon to.

[Latin amnēstia, from Greek amnēstiā; see amnesia.]
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amnesty

(ˈæmnɪstɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a general pardon, esp for offences against a government
2. a period during which a law is suspended to allow offenders to admit their crime without fear of prosecution
3. (Law) law a pardon granted by the Crown or Executive and effected by statute
vb, -ties, -tying or -tied
(tr) to overlook or forget (an offence)
[C16: from Latin amnēstia, from Greek: oblivion, from amnēstos forgetting, from a-1 + -mnēstos, from mnasthai to remember]
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am•nes•ty

(ˈæm nə sti)

n., pl. -ties, n.
1. a general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government.
2. a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense.
v.t.
3. to grant amnesty to; pardon.
[1570–80; (< Middle French amnestie) < Greek amnēstía oblivion, derivative of ámnēst(os) forgetting]
syn: See pardon.
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amnesty


Past participle: amnestied
Gerund: amnestying

Imperative
amnesty
amnesty
Present
I amnesty
you amnesty
he/she/it amnesties
we amnesty
you amnesty
they amnesty
Preterite
I amnestied
you amnestied
he/she/it amnestied
we amnestied
you amnestied
they amnestied
Present Continuous
I am amnestying
you are amnestying
he/she/it is amnestying
we are amnestying
you are amnestying
they are amnestying
Present Perfect
I have amnestied
you have amnestied
he/she/it has amnestied
we have amnestied
you have amnestied
they have amnestied
Past Continuous
I was amnestying
you were amnestying
he/she/it was amnestying
we were amnestying
you were amnestying
they were amnestying
Past Perfect
I had amnestied
you had amnestied
he/she/it had amnestied
we had amnestied
you had amnestied
they had amnestied
Future
I will amnesty
you will amnesty
he/she/it will amnesty
we will amnesty
you will amnesty
they will amnesty
Future Perfect
I will have amnestied
you will have amnestied
he/she/it will have amnestied
we will have amnestied
you will have amnestied
they will have amnestied
Future Continuous
I will be amnestying
you will be amnestying
he/she/it will be amnestying
we will be amnestying
you will be amnestying
they will be amnestying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been amnestying
you have been amnestying
he/she/it has been amnestying
we have been amnestying
you have been amnestying
they have been amnestying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been amnestying
you will have been amnestying
he/she/it will have been amnestying
we will have been amnestying
you will have been amnestying
they will have been amnestying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been amnestying
you had been amnestying
he/she/it had been amnestying
we had been amnestying
you had been amnestying
they had been amnestying
Conditional
I would amnesty
you would amnesty
he/she/it would amnesty
we would amnesty
you would amnesty
they would amnesty
Past Conditional
I would have amnestied
you would have amnestied
he/she/it would have amnestied
we would have amnestied
you would have amnestied
they would have amnestied
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amnesty - a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
exemption, freedom - immunity from an obligation or duty
2.amnesty - a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.amnesty - the formal act of liberating someone
mercy, clemency, mercifulness - leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.amnesty - grant a pardon to (a group of people)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
pardon - grant a pardon to; "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
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amnesty

noun general pardon, mercy, pardoning, immunity, forgiveness, reprieve, oblivion, remission (of penalty), clemency, dispensation, absolution, condonation Activists will not automatically be granted amnesty.
verb pardon, free, release, excuse, forgive, overlook, liberate, acquit, condone, reprieve, remit, let off (informal), exonerate, absolve, exculpate Last year Parliament amnestied the plotters.
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amnesty

noun
The act or an instance of forgiving:
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Translations
عَفْو عَام
amnestie
amnesti
amnestija
amnesztiaközkegyelem
náîun
amnestija
amnestija
amnestija
genel af

amnesty

[ˈæmnɪstɪ]
A. Namnistía f
to grant an amnesty toamnistiar (a), conceder una amnistía a
B. VTamnistiar
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amnesty

[ˈæmnɪsti] namnistie f
to grant an amnesty to sb, to grant amnesty to sb → accorder une amnistie à qn
tax amnesty → amnistie fiscale
weapons amnesty → amnistie des armesAmnesty International nAmnesty International
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amnesty

nAmnestie f; during or under the amnestyunter der Amnestie; a general amnestyeine Generalamnestie; Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International no art
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amnesty

[ˈæmnɪstɪ] namnistia
to grant an amnesty to → concedere l'amnistia a, amnistiare
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amnesty

(ˈӕmnəsti) plural ˈamnesties noun
a general pardon given to people who have done wrong especially against the government. The murderer was released under the amnesty declared by the new president.
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The amnestied taxpayers took advantage of the inefficiencies of the revenue collection process and the vulnerability to corruption of tax collectors.
" Erice said he does not believe Aquino amnestied Trillanes and other rebellious soldiers if they did not apply for it.