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Of the latter, half had been granted amnesty and the other half were undergoing more screening. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which leads to the question of general amnesty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Amnesty is a pardon for an offence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Amnesty has given the film an award and chosen it for its film festival. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All have been granted amnesty from hooliganism claims. The Sun (2013)An amnesty for people who committed crimes ten years ago? The Sun (2010)The informants were not seeking an amnesty for crimes that they had committed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We are offering an amnesty to those who are hiding people away illegally. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Ukraine also agreed to more autonomy for the east and an amnesty for rebels. The Sun (2014)Last month it announced an amnesty for items taken from its rooms. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She is currently working on an idea for a nationwide knife and gun amnesty. The Sun (2013)They offered an amnesty yesterday to anyone willing to hand in their pills. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The opposition said that one of its first actions would be to grant an amnesty for jailed leaders and political activists. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In one of his first acts as king, he declared general amnesty. Christianity Today (2000)DON'T give illegals an amnesty - kick them out. The Sun (2006)In exchange, all prisoners will be freed and there will be an amnesty for rebels. The Sun (2015)The Government is due to launch a nationwide knife amnesty next week. The Sun (2006)The four were subsequently released in 1991 as part of the general amnesty during the negotiations to end apartheid. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was given an amnesty after two years, enabling him to play in Spain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Three Ulster terror groups that killed hundreds in the Troubles have disarmed hours before the end of a government amnesty. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The judicial process was initially painfully slow, partly as a result of a 1978 amnesty law that protected members of the armed forces. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A general pardon, an amnesty for all crimes past, would soon be offered. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)THE taxman is to introduce a second'tax amnesty' for people with offshore accounts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The bill is expected to come into force some time in 2007 although there may be an amnesty period before 60 fixed penalty fines are issued. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The agreement with Liechtenstein requires all Britons to come forward to explain their activities and pay outstanding tax during an amnesty period or face a huge fine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: amnesty NOUN
An amnesty is an official pardon granted to a group of prisoners by the state.
Those with minor offences were given amnesty.
Definition of amnesty from the Collins English Dictionary
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