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noun as in pardon, often by government


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In the group’s first press conference, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid promised amnesty for Afghans, that women would have rights “within Islamic law,” and that the group’s days of harboring terrorists are over.

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If the amnesty given in the coup d’état is eliminated, it would be a great LGTBI contribution to this country where the human rights of journalists, lawyers, defenders of indigenous territories, Garifunas and villagers are violated.

He offered blanket amnesty for regular soldiers and low-level Confederate officials.

Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, won applause for emphasizing his opposition to amnesty for children brought illegally to the United States by their parents.

As for the millions of undocumented men and women currently living in the United States, a grant of amnesty would be fundamentally unfair to those who came legally or are still waiting their turn to become citizens.

Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders cannot be accessed without a virtual private network.

He made clear that he was happy with “90 percent of it” but that he could never support “amnesty.”

He also elected not to take advantage of a recent tax amnesty whereby he could have paid back just 10 percent of what he owed.

Along with amnesty, our borders were to be secured once and for all.

But that was so yesterday, much like his contention that he lacked the power to unilaterally confer amnesty.

Instead of the expected general amnesty, only a few special pardons were granted.

Later on he voluntarily presented himself to the military authorities, and obtained pardon under the amnesty proclamation.

This was nothing less than the Turkish Revolution of 1908, with its consequent amnesty for all political offences.

Prince Eugne offered amnesty to the insurgents, and the Austrian ministry advised them to cease resistance.

They have issued an amnesty, pardoning even those who have committed the most frightful atrocities upon us.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to amnesty, such as: forgiveness, immunity, reprieve, absolution, condonation, and dispensation.

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