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1. amnesty

noun. ['ˈæmnəsti'] the formal act of liberating someone.

Synonyms

  • clemency
  • pardon
  • mercifulness
  • free pardon

Antonyms

  • inhumaneness
  • bad weather
  • disapproval
  • susceptibility

Etymology

  • amnestie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • amnestia (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word amnesty


1. Adjective
One way to avoid the penalties is if your state has a tax amnesty program.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Credit amnesty is a marketing term used to describe a bad-credit or no-credit loan.

Quotes containing the word amnesty


1. The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

2. amnesty

noun. ['ˈæmnəsti'] a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense.

Synonyms

  • warrant

Antonyms

  • unfree

Etymology

  • amnestie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • amnestia (Latin)

3. amnesty

noun. ['ˈæmnəsti'] a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment.

Synonyms

  • freedom

Etymology

  • amnestie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • amnestia (Latin)

4. amnesty

verb. ['ˈæmnəsti'] grant a pardon to (a group of people).

Etymology

  • amnestie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • amnestia (Latin)
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