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Inflections of ' amnesty' ( ): n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. : amnesties npl plural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
Inflections of ' ' ( amnesty ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) amnesties v 3rd person singular amnestying v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." amnestied v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." amnestied v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 am•nes•ty /ˈæmnəsti/
USA pronunciation n., pl. -ties.
Governmenta general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government: The new regime promised amnesty for all former prisoners. [ uncountable ] The rebel soldiers were able to return under a general amnesty. [ countable ] a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense: The Parking Bureau promises amnesty for all unpaid tickets if you pay the last few. [ uncountable ] an amnesty mediated by the student government. [ countable ] See
. -mne- WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 am•nes•ty
(am ′nə stē), USA pronunciation n., pl. -ties, v., -tied, -ty•ing. n.
Governmenta general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
Lawan act of forgiveness for past offenses, esp. to a class of persons as a whole.
a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense. v.t.
to grant amnesty to; pardon.
Greek amnēstía oblivion, equivalent. to ámnēst( os) forgetting ( a- a- 6 + mnēs- remember + -tos verbal adjective, adjectival suffix) + -ia - y 3 Middle French amnestie) ( 1570–80
1. See See corresponding entry in Unabridged pardon.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
amnesty / ˈæmnɪstɪ/ n ( ) pl -ties a general pardon, esp for offences against a government a period during which a law is suspended to allow offenders to admit their crime without fear of prosecution vb ( ) -ties, -tying, -tied ( transitive) to overlook or forget (an offence) Etymology: 16 th Century: from Latin amnēstia, from Greek: oblivion, from amnēstos forgetting, from a- 1 + -mnēstos, from mnasthai to remember
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