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 package of legislation covers laws on arbitration, illicit fortune, income tax, bar association, personal status, civil trials, judicial enforcement, labour, general pardon, banks, Deposit Guarantee Corporation, real estate, formation of regular courts, customs, agriculture, vocational and technical training, cybercrimes and regulation of vocational work.
Moreover, since the government of Balochistan announced general pardon and protection to the Baloch militants as part of reconciliation process, many militants and their leaders have surrendered their arms and decided to work for the development of Pakistan and the province.
Court decisions taught us that a tax amnesty is a general pardon or the intentional overlooking by the State of its authority to impose penalties on persons otherwise guilty of violation of a tax law.
According to a written statement issued by deputy government spokeswoman, Klelia Vassiliou, the president asked Papadopoulou to draft comprehensive proposals regarding the criteria that should be put in place to preclude certain categories of offenders from receiving the general pardon but also a comprehensive policy to support the victims of sexually-related crimes, irrespective of age.
Diplomatic missions say thousands of people will benefit from the general pardon and they are ready to facilitate them for a smooth return to their home countries.
The SNS leader noted, as quoted by the TASR newswire, that he supports a general pardon by Socialna Poisova.
She discusses theater of the disturbances, pre-dating the Tumult, a viceroy in a age of decline, the two heads of the viceroyalty, storming the viceregal palace, the day after, tools of control from the metropolitan court, from the inspection to the general pardon, and metropolitan dAaAaAeA?jAaAeAeAC vu.
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.
Virginia Lee Strain turns our attention to the general pardon, which like other parliamentary writings has suffered from critical neglect.

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