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noun [countable/uncountable] amnesty pronunciation in American English /ˈæmnəsti/
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  1. a situation in which a government agrees not to punish, or to no longer punish, people who have committed a particular crime

    a general amnesty for all political prisoners

    1. a.
      a period of time during which people can give something illegal such as a weapon to someone in authority or can admit that they have been involved in something illegal, without being punished


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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