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English definition of “amnesty”

amnesty

noun
 
 
/ˈæmnəsti/
FREEDOM [C, U] a time when a government allows political prisoners to go freeNot punishing and reducing punishment
NO PUNISHMENT [C] a time when people can give weapons or drugs to the police, or admit that they have done something illegal, without being punishedNot punishing and reducing punishment
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