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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An act of pardon for a crime. An official order by a government that allows a particular group of prisoners to go free.

Usage examples (36)
  • The prisoner pleaded for amnesty.
  • Is that still where the line is drawn on the term amnesty or are there shades of gray?
  • M. O'BRIEN: I think we should note that the term amnesty was not used in that question.
  • Now he's deriding what he calls amnesty for illegal immigrants. for more
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