Definición de amnesty en inglés:


Saltos de línea: am|nesty
Pronunciación: /ˈamnɪsti

sustantivo (plural amnesties)

  • 1An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences: an amnesty for political prisoners
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    • And this entity should also incorporate human rights into its charter, exclude perpetrators of war crimes from government posts and police forces and grant no amnesties to those convicted of such crimes.
    • They were each sentenced to 29 years in prison but were released in 1992 as part of an amnesty granted to political prisoners, having served only five years of their sentence.
    • Though the corrupt city councilors may get away from the penalty of the law in granting the amnesty, they cannot escape the punishment of the voters in the future.
    pardon, pardoning, reprieve; release, discharge, liberty, freedom; absolution, forgiveness, dispensation, remission, indulgence, clemency, mercy
    informal let-off, letting off
  • 1.1An undertaking by the authorities to take no action against specified offences during a fixed period: a month-long weapons amnesty
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    • So if a person takes advantage of the amnesty, other plaintiffs can still sue the person later, though the RIAA cannot.
    • During the month-long amnesty, 95 weapons were dropped off in the first seven days followed by 222 in the second week.
    • A portion of the 500-plus people given advice can expect a phone call from the police in the next couple of weeks after the amnesty's six-month trial period ended.

verbo (amnesties, amnestying, amnestied)

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late 16th century: via Latin from Greek amnēstia 'forgetfulness'.

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Pronunciación: mɪˈlɔːd
used to address an English nobleman