"amnesty" in the noun sense
a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
2. pardon, amnesty
a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
3. amnesty, pardon, free pardon
the formal act of liberating someone
"amnesty" in the verb sense
grant a pardon to (a group of people)
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