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And the bottom line is, is that they are illegal aliens entering our country. And we simply cannot sustain that kind of activity. Bottom line is it's a backdoor to amnesty and I don't believe the American people support that.
Jan Brewer

Meaning of "amnesty" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AMNESTY

From Latin amnēstia, from Greek: oblivion, from amnēstos forgetting, from a-1 + -mnēstos, from mnasthai to remember.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AMNESTY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMNESTY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amnesty is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb amnesty in English.

WHAT DOES AMNESTY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Amnesty

Amnesty (from the Greek ἀμνηστία amnestia (Amnesty, Wm Chrichton Μεγα Ελληνο-Αγγλικον Λεξικον 1960) is defined as: "A pardon extended by the government to a group or class of persons, usually for a political offense; the act of a sovereign power officially forgiving certain classes of persons who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted." It includes more than pardon, in as much as it obliterates all legal remembrance of the offense. Amnesty is more and more used to express "freedom" and the time when prisoners can go free. Amnesties, which in the United Kingdom may be granted by the crown or by an act of Parliament, were formerly usual on coronations and similar occasions, but are chiefly exercised towards associations of political criminals, and are sometimes granted absolutely, though more frequently there are certain specified exceptions.

Definition of amnesty in the English dictionary

The first definition of amnesty in the dictionary is a general pardon, esp for offences against a government. Other definition of amnesty is a period during which a law is suspended to allow offenders to admit their crime without fear of prosecution. Amnesty is also a pardon granted by the Crown or Executive and effected by statute.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AMNESTY

PRESENT

Present
I amnesty
you amnesty
he/she/it amnesties
we amnesty
you amnesty
they amnesty
Present continuous
I am amnestying
you are amnestying
he/she/it is amnestying
we are amnestying
you are amnestying
they are amnestying
Present perfect
I have amnestied
you have amnestied
he/she/it has amnestied
we have amnestied
you have amnestied
they have amnestied
Present perfect continuous
I have been amnestying
you have been amnestying
he/she/it has been amnestying
we have been amnestying
you have been amnestying
they have been amnestying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I amnestied
you amnestied
he/she/it amnestied
we amnestied
you amnestied
they amnestied
Past continuous
I was amnestying
you were amnestying
he/she/it was amnestying
we were amnestying
you were amnestying
they were amnestying
Past perfect
I had amnestied
you had amnestied
he/she/it had amnestied
we had amnestied
you had amnestied
they had amnestied
Past perfect continuous
I had been amnestying
you had been amnestying
he/she/it had been amnestying
we had been amnestying
you had been amnestying
they had been amnestying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will amnesty
you will amnesty
he/she/it will amnesty
we will amnesty
you will amnesty
they will amnesty
Future continuous
I will be amnestying
you will be amnestying
he/she/it will be amnestying
we will be amnestying
you will be amnestying
they will be amnestying
Future perfect
I will have amnestied
you will have amnestied
he/she/it will have amnestied
we will have amnestied
you will have amnestied
they will have amnestied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been amnestying
you will have been amnestying
he/she/it will have been amnestying
we will have been amnestying
you will have been amnestying
they will have been amnestying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would amnesty
you would amnesty
he/she/it would amnesty
we would amnesty
you would amnesty
they would amnesty
Conditional continuous
I would be amnestying
you would be amnestying
he/she/it would be amnestying
we would be amnestying
you would be amnestying
they would be amnestying
Conditional perfect
I would have amnesty
you would have amnesty
he/she/it would have amnesty
we would have amnesty
you would have amnesty
they would have amnesty
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been amnestying
you would have been amnestying
he/she/it would have been amnestying
we would have been amnestying
you would have been amnestying
they would have been amnestying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you amnesty
we let´s amnesty
you amnesty
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to amnesty
Past participle
amnestied
Present Participle
amnestying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMNESTY


Christie
ˈkrɪstɪ
Christy
ˈkrɪstɪ
dishonesty
dɪsˈɒnɪstɪ
feisty
ˈfaɪstɪ
fisty
ˈfɪstɪ
hasty
ˈheɪstɪ
honesty
ˈɒnɪstɪ
immodesty
ɪˈmɒdɪstɪ
majesty
ˈmædʒɪstɪ
misty
ˈmɪstɪ
modesty
ˈmɒdɪstɪ
pastie
ˈpeɪstɪ
pasty
ˈpeɪstɪ
pasty-faced
ˈpeɪstɪ
sacristy
ˈsækrɪstɪ
tasty
ˈteɪstɪ
touristy
ˈtʊərɪstɪ
travesty
ˈtrævɪstɪ
twisty
ˈtwɪstɪ
wristy
ˈrɪstɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMNESTY

ammunition dump
ammunition pouch
amnesia
amnesiac
amnesic
amnestic
amnestied
amnesties
Amnesty International
amnia
amnic
amnio
amniocenteses
amniocentesis
amnion
amnionic
amniote
amniotic
amniotic fluid
amniotomy

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMNESTY

bheesty
busty
chesty
crusty
dusty
dynasty
festy
frosty
lusty
nasty
pesty
resty
rusty
sty
testy
thirsty
toasty
trusty
vasty
zesty

Synonyms and antonyms of amnesty in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AMNESTY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «amnesty» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of amnesty

Translation of «amnesty» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AMNESTY

Find out the translation of amnesty to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of amnesty from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amnesty» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

赦免
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amnistía
570 millions of speakers

English

amnesty
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एमनेस्टी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العفو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

амнистия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anistia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাজক্ষমা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amnistie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengampunan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Amnestie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

恩赦
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사면
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amnesty
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tha tội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொதுமன்னிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माफी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

af
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

amnistia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

amnestia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

амністія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amnistie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμνηστία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

amnestie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

amnesti
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

amnesti
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amnesty

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMNESTY»

The term «amnesty» is very widely used and occupies the 20.061 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AMNESTY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «amnesty» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «amnesty» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amnesty

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «AMNESTY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word amnesty.
1
Marsha Blackburn
Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach.
2
David Blunkett
I said it's impossible to have an amnesty without ID cards and a clean database, because you firstly don't have any incentives for people to actually come up front and register, and make themselves available, and secondly you have no means of tracking them.
3
Dave Brat
A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for open borders. A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for amnesty.
4
Jan Brewer
And the bottom line is, is that they are illegal aliens entering our country. And we simply cannot sustain that kind of activity. Bottom line is it's a backdoor to amnesty and I don't believe the American people support that.
5
Jan Brewer
You know, when President Reagan, who was one of my idols, granted amnesty to about three million illegal immigrants it was based on the fact that the borders would be secured. That didn't happen. It didn't happen during the Bush administration.
6
Paul Broun
These illegal aliens are criminals and we need to treat them as such. I'm not in favor of giving amnesty to anybody who has broken the law. I applaud what our Georgia legislature is doing in trying to crack down on this situation.
7
P. Chidambaram
In income tax, there is no case for amnesty.
8
Virgil Goode
Amnesty is the magnet. Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees, even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing.
9
J. D. Hayworth
The American people likewise want to see enforcement first, no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is, in fact, a nation of laws.
10
Doug Hoffman
I do not believe on giving amnesty.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMNESTY»

Discover the use of amnesty in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amnesty and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International
The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization.
Stephen Hopgood, 2006
2
Amnesty: a novel
Forced to re-examine the childhood that she has fought so hard to forget, Maura must grant herself amnesty and begin to live life on her own terms.
Louise A. Blum, 1995
3
Amnesty for Crimes Against Humanity Under International Law
Drawing on crystallizing trends in State's practice in respect of amnesty, this book provides a comprehensive legal framework within which grants of amnesty can be reconciled with the duty to prosecute core crimes under international law.
Faustin Z. Ntoubandi, 2007
4
Illegal Immigration and Amnesty: Open Borders and National ...
Provides information on illegal immigration and proposed amnesty and the different viewpoints on the issue.
Janey Levy, 2010
5
Transitional Amnesty in South Africa
This 2007 volume provides a comprehensive analysis of South Africa's amnesty scheme in its practical and normative dimensions.
Antje du Bois-Pedain, 2007
6
Amnesty International, the human rights story
Traces the twenty-year history of the London-based human rights organization, and discusses the group's major concerns for the future
Jonathan Power, 1981
7
Like Water on Stone: The Story of Amnesty International
Provides a historical review of Amnesty International, as well as a close-up look at the ways the organization has assisted people in their diverse struggles for human rights throughout the world.
Jonathan Power, 2001
8
Carrots and Sticks: The TRC and the South African Amnesty ...
This book is about the South African amnesty process.
Jeremy Sarkin-Hughes, 2004
9
Adenauer's Germany and the Nazi Past: The Politics of ...
Scooped! surveys the impact of tabloid journalism in America and reveals that crime news and reporting say much about a society fascinated by sleaze and violence.
Norbert Frei, 2002
10
Centralizing Principles: How Amnesty International Shaped ...
International relations theory has posited that transnational advocacy networks (TANs) affect international human rights norms.
Wendy H. Wong, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMNESTY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term amnesty is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Iraqi MP: proposed amnesty bill serves terrorists
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A Shiite bloc in the Iraqi parliament refused to support a prisoner amnesty bill introduced by mainly Sunni MPs for a reading ... «Rudaw, Jul 15»
2
Greece proposes tax amnesty for funds parked in Switzerland: paper
Switzerland had suggested an amnesty program along the lines of those introduced by countries such as Italy, the paper said. The goal was to ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
Govt urged to use Section 44 for amnesty
Mr Anek claimed the amnesty for people who took part in political rallies was a move welcomed by society and if implemented quickly, it would ... «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
4
Despite Widespread Praise, Victory Day Amnesty Hits Bureaucratic …
But more than two months since Russia adopted the amnesty, many thousands of prisoners continue to languish in jail, their prospects for ... «The Moscow Times, Jul 15»
5
Ted Cruz: Some In GOP Are For 'Amnesty' Because It's Cheap Labor
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas said the "divisive" issue of what to do about the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the United ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
6
Make necessary changes in LBT amnesty scheme to make it …
The detailed memorandum proposing various necessary changes required in the recently announced Amnesty Scheme was prepared and ... «Nagpur Today, Jul 15»
7
Amnesty International calls for GCHQ inquiry after Cheltenham …
A campaign group spied on by GCHQ has called for an independent inquiry into the actions of the government's Cheltenham-based ... «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
8
Nigerian Army Replies Amnesty International
Abuja — The Nigerian Military High Command has responded to the Amnesty International(AI) report which accused Nigerian troops of ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
9
Lincoln Fire and Rescue holds firework amnesty day
Lincoln Fire and Rescue held their first ever amnesty day for fireworks. Whether legal or illegal they want your leftover fireworks. "Throughout ... «KLKN, Jul 15»
10
Trump Hammers Rubio: 'Zero Credibility,' 'Outright Lies' to Sell …
used to try and sell his amnesty for illegal immigrants to the American people. Hard working Americans cannot depend on Senator Rubio to ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Amnesty [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/amnesty>. Feb 2020 ».
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