Translation of "amnesty" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈæm.nɪ.sti/ us

a decision by a government that allows political prisoners to go free

Most political prisoners were freed under the terms of the amnesty.

a fixed period of time during which people are not punished for committing a particular crime

People who hand in illegal weapons will not be prosecuted during the amnesty.
The government refused to declare an amnesty for people who had not paid the disputed tax.

(Translation of “amnesty” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈӕmnəsti/ (plural amnesties)

a general pardon given to people who have done wrong especially against the government

The prisoner was released under the amnesty declared by the new president.

(Translation of “amnesty” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)