[ UK /ˈæmnəsti/ ]
[ US /ˈæmnəsti/ ]
  1. grant a pardon to (a group of people)
  1. a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
  2. the formal act of liberating someone
  3. a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
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How To Use amnesty In A Sentence

  • He has expressed his pleasure with the leading U.S. presidential candidates 'views on immigration reform and the amnesty they support and his displeasure to "The New York Times" about what he calls immigrant bashing in America. CNN Transcript Feb 11, 2008
  • Amnesty is a pardon for an offence. Times, Sunday Times
  • They were each sentenced to 29 years in prison but were released in 1992 as part of an amnesty granted to political prisoners, having served only five years of their sentence.
  • They attack the term ‘amnesty’ for implicitly acknowledging the validity of borders.
  • The term "inclusive" is code for Republican light with a bid tent for gays, lesbians, transgenders, amnesty for illegal. Latest Articles
  • Also on Jan. 1 Havel declared an amnesty which involved pardoning certain categories of short-term prisoners and reducing the sentences of others.
  • In one of his first acts as king, he declared general amnesty. Christianity Today
  • The judicial process was initially painfully slow, partly as a result of a 1978 amnesty law that protected members of the armed forces. Times, Sunday Times
  • The letter-writing campaigns of Amnesty International and the assessments of UN human rights rapporteurs depend on this accountability.
  • She is currently working on an idea for a nationwide knife and gun amnesty. The Sun
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