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amnesty

am·nes·ty

amnesty

 
 
pronunciation:
aem n sti
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: amnesties
definition: a general pardon given by a government, esp. for political offenses.
The government granted amnesty for the deserters.
synonyms:
forgiveness, pardon, reprieve
similar words:
absolution, clemency, immunity, mercy
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: amnestied, amnesties, amnestying
definition: to give amnesty to; pardon.
synonyms:
forgive, free, liberate, overlook, pardon, release
similar words:
absolve, dismiss, disregard, excuse, ignore, reprieve
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