Amnesty (noun)

  1. An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses.
  2. An official pardon given to all people who have been convicted of a specific crime.


Late 16th century: from latin amnestia, from greek amnēstia "forgetfulness", from a- "not" + mnēstēs "remembering".


  1. The government granted amnesty to political prisoners.
  2. He was granted amnesty for his crimes.
  3. The president issued an amnesty for all tax evaders.
  4. The organization called for amnesty for refugees.
  5. The country's new leader promised amnesty for all political prisoners.
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