general pardon

See: amnesty
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It is probable, that by disclosing this secret, which had been communicated in the utmost confidence to him, young Blifil preserved his companion from a good lashing; for the offence of the bloody nose would have been of itself sufficient cause for Thwackum to have proceeded to correction; but now this was totally absorbed in the consideration of the other matter; and with regard to this, Mr Allworthy declared privately, he thought the boy deserved reward rather than punishment, so that Thwackum's hand was withheld by a general pardon.
My true name is so well known in the records or registers at Newgate, and in the Old Bailey, and there are some things of such consequence still depending there, relating to my particular conduct, that it is not be expected I should set my name or the account of my family to this work; perhaps, after my death, it may be better known; at present it would not be proper, no not though a general pardon should be issued, even without exceptions and reserve of persons or crimes.
The SNS leader noted, as quoted by the TASR newswire, that he supports a general pardon by Socialna Poisova.
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KUWAIT, April 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly Tuesday rejected some proposed laws on issuing general pardon for certain crimes.
SUNA)- The president of the Republic, Omar Bashir on Wednesday announced a general pardon on any rebel who lay down arms and join the peace process, peacefully, declaring during the celebrations marking the completion of the DDPD, the release of all child soldiers who were caught during the Goz Dongo battle, and that they be transferred to social welfare centers for rehabilitation.
Through readings of Francis Bacon's writings, John Donne's Satyres, and Christmas revels at the Inns of Court, Strain reveals a pervasive awareness of the general pardon as failing to release English subjects from the ever-present snare of statute law.
On the session in Parliament, VMRO-DPMNE led by former prime minister Nikola Gruevski will demand general pardon for annulment of accusations, i.
Sahih Muslim, Book 19:4399) The Prophet (peace be upon him) issued a general pardon to all its inhabitants, who were not only pagans but also those that had fought him for the longest time, and regarding whom many of those verses of fighting like (Qur'an, 9:5) had been revealed.
In her chapter on "The 'Snared Subject' and the General Pardon State in Late Elizabethan Coterie Literature," Virginia Lee Strain likewise explains unexpected logics in Elizabethan law, in this case, the Elizabethan general pardon statute.
The government has not announced how many teachers are in jail for their protests, but the Education Ministry has said police repression is not the way to deal with the protests and has requested a general pardon for all teachers behind bars.
Earlier this week, al-Mahdi wrote an open letter to al-Sisi in which he criticized the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood before he asked him to grant the convicts from the group a general pardon.