Definition of “amnesty” - English Dictionary


“amnesty” in American English

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amnestynoun [ 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.

(Definition of “amnesty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)