Meaning of amnesty
Pronunciation: (am'nu-stē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -ties, -tied, -ty•ing.
- a general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
- an act of forgiveness for past offenses, esp. to a class of persons as a whole.
- a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense.
- to grant amnesty to; pardon.
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