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Amnesty vs. Pardon

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Amnestynoun

Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion.

Pardonnoun

Forgiveness for an offence.

Amnestynoun

An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, as to subjects concerned in an insurrection.

Pardonnoun

(legal) An order that releases a convicted criminal without further punishment, prevents future punishment, or (in some jurisdictions) removes an offence from a person's criminal record, as if it had never been committed.

Amnestyverb

To grant a pardon (to a group)

Pardonverb

(transitive) To forgive.

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Amnestynoun

Forgetfulness; cessation of remembrance of wrong; oblivion.

Pardonverb

(transitive) To refrain from exacting as a penalty.

Amnestynoun

An act of the sovereign power granting oblivion, or a general pardon, for a past offense, as to subjects concerned in an insurrection.

Pardonverb

To grant an official pardon for a crime; unguilt.

Amnestyverb

To grant amnesty to.

Pardoninterjection

Often used when someone does not understand what another person says.

‘Pardon?, What did you say?, Can you say that again?’;

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Amnestynoun

a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment

Pardonnoun

The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.

‘Pardon, my lord, for me and for my tidings.’; ‘But infinite in pardon was my judge.’;

Amnestynoun

a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

Pardonnoun

An official warrant of remission of penalty.

‘Sign me a present pardon for my brother.’;

Amnestynoun

the formal act of liberating someone

Pardonnoun

The state of being forgiven.

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Amnestyverb

grant a pardon to (a group of people)

Pardonnoun

A release, by a sovereign, or officer having jurisdiction, from the penalties of an offense, being distinguished from amnesty, which is a general obliteration and canceling of a particular line of past offenses.

Amnesty

Amnesty (from the Greek ἀμνηστία amnestia, ) is defined as An amnesty constitutes more than a pardon, in so much as it obliterates all legal remembrance of the offense. Amnesty is increasingly used to express the idea of and to refer to when prisoners can go free.

‘forgetfulness, passing over’; ‘A pardon extended by the government to a group or class of people, usually for a political offense; the act of a sovereign power officially forgiving certain classes of people who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted.’; ‘freedom’;

Pardonverb

To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; - applied to the offender.

‘In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant.’; ‘I pray you, pardon me; pray heartily, pardon me.’;

Pardonverb

To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; - applied to offenses.

‘I pray thee, pardon my sin.’; ‘Apollo, pardonMy great profaneness 'gainst thine oracle!’;

Pardonverb

To refrain from exacting as a penalty.

‘I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it.’;

Pardonverb

To give leave (of departure) to.

‘Even now about it! I will pardon you.’;

Pardonnoun

the act of excusing a mistake or offense

Pardonnoun

a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

Pardonnoun

the formal act of liberating someone

Pardonverb

accept an excuse for;

‘Please excuse my dirty hands’;

Pardonverb

grant a pardon to;

‘Ford pardoned Nixon’; ‘The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President’;

Pardonnoun

the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offence

‘he obtained pardon for his sins’;

Pardonnoun

a cancellation of the legal consequences of an offence or conviction

‘he offered a full pardon to five convicted men’;

Pardonnoun

an indulgence, as widely sold in medieval Europe.

Pardonverb

forgive or excuse (a person, error, or offence)

‘I know Catherine will pardon me’;

Pardonverb

release (an offender) from the legal consequences of an offence or conviction, and often implicitly from blame

‘he was pardoned for his treason’;

Pardonverb

used to indicate that someone is justified in doing or thinking a particular thing given the circumstances

‘one can be pardoned the suspicion that some of his errors were deliberate’;

Pardoninterjection

a request to a speaker to repeat something because one did not hear or understand it

‘‘Pardon?’ I said, cupping a hand to my ear’;

Pardon

A pardon is a government decision to allow a person to be relieved of some or all of the legal consequences resulting from a criminal conviction. A pardon may be granted before or after conviction for the crime, depending on the laws of the jurisdiction.Pardons can be granted in many countries when individuals are deemed to have demonstrated that they have , or are otherwise considered to be deserving of them.

‘paid their debt to society’;

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