One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an amnesty for political prisoners’
pardon, pardoning, reprieve
release, discharge, liberty, freedom
absolution, forgiveness, dispensation, remission, indulgence, clemency, mercy
informal let-off, letting off
1‘the guerrillas were amnestied and allowed to return to civilian life’
pardon, grant an amnesty to, reprieve
release, discharge, liberate, free
forgive, excuse, exempt, spare, deliver
deal leniently with, be lenient on, be lenient to, be merciful to, show mercy to, have mercy on
informal let off, let off the hook, go easy on
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