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Word: amnesty

Definition: pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)


Sentences Containing 'amnesty'

A general amnesty is proclaimed; all malefactors may return to their town.''
Come, now, I have hopes of obtaining what I have been for years endeavoring to persuade the marquise to promise; namely, a perfect amnesty and forgetfulness of the past.''

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