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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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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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Past participle: amnestied
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|Noun||1.||amnesty - a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment|
|2.||amnesty - a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense|
warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
|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"
|Verb||1.||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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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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B. VT → amnistiar
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amnesty[ˈæmnɪsti] n → amnistie 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 n → Amnesty International
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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. amnestie عَفْو عَام амнистия anistia amnestie die Amnestie amnesti αμνηστίαamnistía amnestia عفو عمومی yleinen armahdus amnistieחנינה सर्वक्षमा amnestija közkegyelem, amnesztia pengampunan náðun amnistia 恩赦 사면 amnestija amnestija pengampunan amnestieamnestiamnestia عمومی بخښنه amnistia amnistie амнистия amnestia amnestija amnestija amnesti, benådning นิรโทษกรรม genel af 大赦, 特赦 амністія عام معافی ، امان sự ân xá 大赦，特赦
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