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amnesty

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈæm·nə·sti/
politics & government a decision by a government to forgive people who have committed particular illegal acts or crimes, and not to punish them: [C] The state has declared an amnesty for individuals who pay their outstanding back taxes.
Translations of “amnesty”
in Vietnamese sự ân xá…
in Spanish amnistía…
in Thai นิรโทษกรรม…
in Malaysian pengampunan…
in French amnistie…
in German die Amnestie…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對政治犯的)赦免,大赦, 赦免期…
in Indonesian pengampunan…
in Russian амнистия…
in Turkish genel af, teslim olma, itirafçı olma…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对政治犯的)赦免,大赦, 赦免期…
in Polish amnestia…
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