Amnesty

Amnesty (from the Greek ἀμνηστία amnestia (Amnesty, Wm Chrichton Μεγα Ελληνο-Αγγλικον Λεξικον 1960) is defined as: `A pardon extended by the government to a group or class of persons, usually for a political offense; the act of a sovereign power officially forgiving certain classes of persons who are subject to t....
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amnesty

[n] - a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment 2. [n] - the formal act of liberating someone 3. [v] - grant a pardon to (a group of people)
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amnesty

Act of state granted by a government by which pardon of certain past offences is accorded . This may be in the form of the release of political prisoners under...
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Amnesty

Am'nes·ty noun [ Latin amnestia , Greek ..., a forgetting, from ... forgotten, forgetful; 'a priv. + ... to remember: confer French amnistie , earlier amnestie . See Mean , v. ] 1. Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong...
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Amnesty

Am'nes·ty transitive verb [ impast participle p. Amnestied ; present participle & verbal noun Amnestying .] To grant amnesty to.
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amnesty

pardon 1 free pardon noun the formal act of liberating someone
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amnesty

noun a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
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amnesty

verb grant a pardon to (a group of people)
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Amnesty

• (v.) Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion. • (v.) An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, as to subjects concerned in an insurrection. • (v. t.) To grant amnesty to.
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amnesty

in criminal law, sovereign act of oblivion or forgetfulness (from Greek amnsia) for past acts, granted by a government to persons who have been ... [4 related articles]
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amnesty

amnesty 1. Forgetfulness, oblivion; an intentional overlooking.2. An act of oblivion, a general overlooking or pardon of past offences, by a ruling authority; a general pardon, especially for political offenses.
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amnesty

amnesty (ăm'nustē) , in law, exemption from prosecution for criminal action. It signifies forgiveness and the forgetting of past actions. Amnesties are usually extended to a group of persons during a period of prolonged disorder or insurrection. The criminals are offered a promise of...
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Amnesty

Indicates a general remission of punishment, penalty, retribution, or disfavor to a whole group or class; it may imply a promise to forget.
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Amnesty

n. malicious burning of property to destroy it or to harm some person; an offence of the degree of felony. Since the intent is malicious hence the deaths that might occur are considered murder. Also acts of intentionally burning down own property is considered arson if done with malacious intent, eg. to get fire-insurance money. Also some countries...
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Amnesty

Amnesty is an act granting forgiveness (literally, forgetfulness) to political and other offenders.
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amnesty

Act of state granted by a government by which pardon of certain past offences is accorded . This may be in the form of the release of political prisoners under a general pardon, or of the release of a person or group of people from criminal liability for a particular action. In addition, there are occasional amnesties for those who surrender firear...
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Amnesty

A pardon extended to a group or class of individuals by the government, usually before any trial or conviction. Amnesties often follow wars -- for example, the amnesty granted to Confederate officials and soldiers after the Civil War or to those who violated the Selective Service Act by evading the draft during the Vietnam War.
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Amnesty

[disambiguation] Amnesty is a pardon extended by the government to a group or class of persons. Amnesty may also refer to: ...
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amnesty

a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
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