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Noun: amnesty  am-nu-stee
  1. A period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
  2. (law) a warrant granting release from punishment for an offence
    - pardon
  3. (law) the formal act of liberating someone
    - pardon, free pardon
Verb: amnesty  am-nu-stee
  1. (law) grant a pardon to (a group of people)

Derived forms: amnestied, amnesties, amnestying

Type of: clemency, exemption, freedom, mercifulness, mercy, pardon, warrant

Encyclopedia: Amnesty