Part of speech: noun

A general act of pardon of offenses against a government.

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Usage examples "amnesty":

  1. The provincial congress prepared a counter proclamation, which similarly offered amnesty to all on the other side, " excepting only ... - "The Siege of Boston", Allen French.
  2. For the present I hold out to her the prospect of returning to Germany as soon as the amnesty is proclaimed; for this reason she will take with her all the furniture and things. - "The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2", Rupert Hughes.
  3. There we may read how the two rivals swore henceforth to be friends and allies, how the existing boundaries of their respective territories in Syria were to remain unchanged for ever, and how a general amnesty was to be granted to the political fugitives on either side. - "Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations", Archibald Sayce.