amnesty

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Inflections of 'amnesty' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": amnesties
Inflections of 'amnesty' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
amnesties
v 3rd person singular
amnestying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
amnestied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
amnestied
v past pverb, 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. 
  1. Governmenta general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government: [uncountable]The new regime promised amnesty for all former prisoners.[countable]The rebel soldiers were able to return under a general amnesty.
  2. a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense: [uncountable]The Parking Bureau promises amnesty for all unpaid tickets if you pay the last few.[countable]an amnesty mediated by the student government.
See -mne-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
am•nes•ty  (amnə stē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties, v.,  -tied, -ty•ing. 
n. 
  1. Governmenta general pardon for offenses, esp. political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
  2. Lawan act of forgiveness for past offenses, esp. to a class of persons as a whole.
  3. a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense.

v.t. 
  1. to grant amnesty to;
    pardon.
  • Greek amnēstía oblivion, equivalent. to ámnēst(os) forgetting (a- a-6 + mnēs- remember + -tos verbal adjective, adjectival suffix) + -ia -y3
  • Middle French amnestie)
  • ( 1570–80
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  pardon. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
amnesty /ˈæmnɪstɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. a general pardon, esp for offences against a government
  2. a period during which a law is suspended to allow offenders to admit their crime without fear of prosecution
vb ( -ties, -tying, -tied)
  1. (transitive) to overlook or forget (an offence)
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin amnēstia, from Greek: oblivion, from amnēstos forgetting, from a-1 + -mnēstos, from mnasthai to remember
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