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Definition of Amnesty

Amnesty

  1. Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion.
  2. An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, as to subjects concerned in an insurrection.
  3. To grant amnesty to.

Amnesty Quotations

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Victor Hugo

Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.
Ambrose Bierce

Amnesty is a big billboard, a flashing billboard, to the rest of the world that we don't really mean our immigration law.
Richard Lamm

Ronald Reagan was long thought to be the most conservative of Republicans. And by any standard today he is the most popular Republican in modern history. Yet he raised taxes 11 times, supported a ban on assault rifles and the Brady Bill, which mandated background checks, and established amnesty for 3 million undocumented workers.
Mark McKinnon

I think we should be pushing for amnesty and a path to citizenship for every undocumented person residing in the United States who has not committed a violent crime, with a special emphasis on keeping families together.
Conor Oberst
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Amnesty Translations

amnesty in French is amnistie
amnesty in German is Amnestie {f}

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