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AMNESTY (amnestied)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amnesty mean? 

AMNESTY (noun)
  The noun AMNESTY has 3 senses:

1. a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
2. a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
3. the formal act of liberating someone

  Familiarity information: AMNESTY used as a noun is uncommon.


AMNESTY (verb)
  The verb AMNESTY has 1 sense:

1. grant a pardon to (a group of people)

  Familiarity information: AMNESTY used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMNESTY (noun)


Sense 1amnesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A period during which offenders are exempt from punishment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("amnesty" is a kind of...):

exemption; freedom (immunity from an obligation or duty)


Sense 2amnesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

amnesty; pardon

Hypernyms ("amnesty" is a kind of...):

warrant (a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 3amnesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The formal act of liberating someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

free pardon; amnesty; pardon

Hypernyms ("amnesty" is a kind of...):

clemency; mercifulness; mercy (leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


AMNESTY (verb)


Sense 1amnesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grant a pardon to (a group of people)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "amnesty" is one way to...):

pardon (grant a pardon to)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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