Amnesty Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Amnesty.

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  • Amnesty (noun): A governmental act that officially forgives certain large groups of people for crimes against the state or nation, often political offenses that may have been committed during a time of war or turmoil. It turns a blind eye to offenses, removing any punishment or legal repercussions.

Example: The government may issue an amnesty to political dissidents or protesters during a time of civil unrest.

  • Arson (noun): The intentional and malicious act of burning or setting fire to property, including buildings, land or forest, often for the purpose of causing harm to others or for financial gain, such as collecting insurance money.

Example: Deliberately setting fire to your own house to collect the insurance money is considered arson.