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Synonyms for amnesty
ˈæm nə sti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amnesty(noun)

    a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment

    free pardon, pardon

  2. pardon, amnesty(noun)

    a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

    free pardon, forgiveness, pardon

  3. amnesty, pardon, free pardon(verb)

    the formal act of liberating someone

    free pardon, forgiveness, pardon

  4. amnesty(verb)

    grant a pardon to (a group of people)

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amnesty(n)

    Acquittal is a release from a charge, after trial, as not guilty. Pardon is a removal of penalty from one who has been adjudged guilty. Acquittal is by the decision of a court, commonly of a jury; pardon is the act of the executive. An innocent man may demand acquittal, and need not plead for pardon. Pardon supposes an offense; yet, as our laws stand, to grant a pardon is sometimes the only way to release one who has been wrongly convicted. Oblivion, from the Latin, signifies overlooking and virtually forgetting an offense, so that the offender stands before the law in all respects as if it had never been committed. Amnesty brings the same idea through the Greek. Pardon affects individuals; amnesty and oblivion are said of great numbers. Pardon is oftenest applied to the ordinary administration of law; amnesty, to national and military affairs. An amnesty is issued after war, insurrection, or rebellion; it is often granted by "an act of oblivion," and includes a full pardon of all offenders who come within its provisions. Absolution is a religious word (compare synonyms for ABSOLVE). Remission is a discharge from penalty; as, the remission of a fine.

    absolution, acquittal, forbearance, forgiveness, mercy, oblivion, pardon, pardon, remission

    penalty, punishment, retaliation, retribution, vengeance

    A pardon to or for the offenders; for all offenses; the pardon of offenders or offenses.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amnesty

    pardon, acquittal, remission, condonation, oblivion, dispensation, absolution

    penalty, retaliation, punishment, retribution, requital, visitation, infliction, exaction, trial, account

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amnesty(n.)

    forgiveness (granted to whole classes of persons), general pardon (by proclamation), act of oblivion, freedom from penalty

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pardon, clemency, pardons

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  1. Marco Rubio:

    Amnesty is the forgiveness of wrongdoing without consequences, there will be consequences for violating the law.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    It is not complicated that on the seminal fight over amnesty in Congress, the Gang of Eight bill -- that was the brain child of Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama, would have granted amnesty to 12 million people here illegally -- that I stood with the American people and led the fight to defeat it in the United States Congress.

  3. Gerald R. Ford:

    As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. (On Americans who avoided conscription during the Vietnam War, to Veterans of Foreign Wars)

  4. President Joko Widodo:

    Indonesia is in a drug emergency -- so we need to have something that's firm, they can ask for amnesty from the President... But I'm telling you there will be no amnesty for drug dealers.

  5. Dominic Ongwen:

    From that moment, I started hearing and reflecting on messages about amnesty ... I kept pondering over it. I slowly started giving up on rebel life.

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