Synonyms for amnesty

Grammar : Noun
Spell : am-nuh-stee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæm nə sti

Définition of amnesty

Origin :
  • "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
Example sentences :
  • 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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