noun, plural am·nes·ties.
verb (used with object), am·nes·tied, am·nes·ty·ing.
- amnestic aphasia,
- amnestic syndrome,
- amnesty international,
Origin of amnesty
Examples from the Web for amnesty
Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders cannot be accessed without a virtual private network.
He made clear that he was happy with “90 percent of it” but that he could never support “amnesty.”Quirky Reindeer Farmer Keeps Government Open for Christmas|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Along with amnesty, our borders were to be secured once and for all.
Herein lies the great dilemma then for the advocates of amnesty.Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty|Joel Kotkin|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The immigrants got their amnesty and the United States got 12 million to 20 million more undocumented immigrants.Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration?|Doug McIntyre|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Society should make a truce occasionally, or proclaim an amnesty with offenders of our stamp.Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
Democracy is restored in Athens by Thrasybulus; he publishes an act of amnesty.
My office was a common resort for these people after they had taken the oath of amnesty.A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry|Julian Wisner Hinkley
It was now certain that an act of amnesty was in contemplation by the King.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74|John Lothrop Motley
Poverty was universal within the region of the Confederacy when Johnson issued his amnesty proclamation and the troops came home.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson
noun plural -ties
verb -ties, -tying or -tied
Word Origin for amnesty
"pardon of past offenses," 1570s, from French amnestie "intentional overlooking," from Latin amnestia, from Greek amnestia "forgetfulness (of wrong); an amnesty," from a-, privative prefix, "not" (see a- (3)), + mnestis "remembrance," related to mnaomai "I remember" (see mind (n.)). As a verb, from 1809. Amnesty International founded 1961 as Appeal for Amnesty. The name was changed 1963.