Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
amnestied|amnesties|amnestying'æmnɪstɪAdvanced English Dictionary
+a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
+a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
+the formal act of liberating someone
+grant a pardon to (a group of people)
+ noun (plural amnesties)Collocation Dictionary
1 [C, usually sing, U] an official statement that allows people who have been put in prison for crimes against the state to go free: The president granted a general amnesty for all political prisoners. + Guerrilla groups have accepted the government's offer of amnesty and have begun demobilizing.
2 [C, usually sing.] a period of time during which people can admit to a crime or give up weapons without being punished: 2 000 knives have been handed in during the month-long amnesty.
VERB + AMNESTY
give sb, grant, offer
The government granted an amnesty to all political prisoners.
| announce, declare
under an/the ~
He was released from prison under an amnesty.
| ~ for
They announced a general amnesty for crimes committed during the war.
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