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amnesties, plural;
  1. Grant an official pardon to
    • - the guerrillas would be amnestied and allowed to return to civilian life
  1. An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses
    • - an amnesty for political prisoners
    • - the new law granted amnesty to those who illegally left the country
  2. An undertaking by the authorities to take no action against specified offenses or offenders during a fixed period
    • - a month-long weapons amnesty

  1. a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
  2. grant a pardon to (a group of people)
  3. pardon: a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
  4. the formal act of liberating someone
  5. Amnesty (from the Greek ἀμνηστία amnestia, oblivion) is a legislative or executive act by which a state restores those who may have been guilty of an offense against it to the positions of innocent people. ...
  6. Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion; An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, as to subjects concerned in an insurrection; To grant a pardon (to a group)
  7. This word, based on the Greek word for forgetfulness and akin to "amnesia", refers to a case of legal amnesia about wrong-doing. Congress seems split on the question of whether we should forget about the illegal status of residents without proper documentation.
  8. A pardon, or legal forgiveness, granted for an offense such as entering a country illegally.
  9. To overlook a past offense is to grant amnesty. Governments can grant amnesty to individuals or groups for crimes or wrongdoing, which typically means the perpetrators can return to the community without punishment.
  10. More than just forgiveness, amnesty makes past crimes disappear from all records restoring the accused to full innocence.
  11. A short timeframe for waiving accrued penalties and/or interest for late or non-tax filings, followed up with increased enforcement of stiffer penalties.
  12. A voluntary compliance program offered by state governments from time to time which allows holders to report and remit overdue unclaimed property while limiting or in some cases eliminating the potential liability of penalties and/or interest. ...
  13. A general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
  14. the state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.
  15. An official pardon issued by the government for an illegal act.
  16. An act of the President, with the concurrence of all the members of the Congress, granting pardon to a class of offenders, usually accused or convicted of political offenses, thus absolving them of criminal liability. ...
  17. Protection against punishment.
  18. a general pardon for offenders