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amnesty

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Definitions of amnesty

(also: general amnesty)a decision by a government allowing prisoners to not be punished, or to no longer be punished, for a particular crime (often a political crime)

11,000 people have benefitted from the amnesty and been released from prison.

a fixed period of time during which people can give something illegal that they possess to the authorities, or to admit to having committed a crime, without being charged and prosecuted for a crime

A two-week gun amnesty has resulted in five weapons being handed in to police in Epping Forest.