Synonyms for amnesty
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : am-nuh-stee|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈæm nə sti|
Définition of amnestyOrigin :
- "pardon of past offenses," 1570s, from French amnestie "intentional overlooking," from Latin amnestia, from Greek amnestia "forgetfulness (of wrong); an amnesty," from a-, privative prefix, "not" (see a- (3)), + mnestis "remembrance," related to mnaomai "I remember" (see mind (n.)). As a verb, from 1809. Amnesty International founded 1961 as Appeal for Amnesty. The name was changed 1963.
- noun pardon, often by government
- It's a thieves' amnesty at this moment, and I must not lose the opportunity.
- Extract from : « Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune » by Charles James Lever
- Amnesty was extended to those who wished it and deserved it.
- Extract from : « The Story of the Outlaw » by Emerson Hough
- Then big Jenkins reached his hand out to Forsythe—but not in token of amnesty.
- Extract from : « The Wreck of the Titan » by Morgan Robertson
- After the blessing, the amnesty I have promised will be read.
- Extract from : « The Hour and the Man » by Harriet Martineau
- I believe this act of amnesty is only a device to put the plotters where he can get his hand on them.
- Extract from : « The White Mice » by Richard Harding Davis
- His followers were expressly excluded from all amnesty acts.
- Extract from : « A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year » by Edwin Emerson
- The very pith of the thing was the act of amnesty and oblivion.
- Extract from : « Rattlin the Reefer » by Edward Howard
- He had not mentioned her mother; and Phil wondered whether she too shared this amnesty.
- Extract from : « Otherwise Phyllis » by Meredith Nicholson
- Just when the revolution was rife Pius the Ninth proclaimed an amnesty.
- Extract from : « Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 » by Francis Marion Crawford
- Why did not conspirators like these two take advantage of the amnesty?
- Extract from : « Vittoria, Complete » by George Meredith
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