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Definition of Pardon


  1. The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.
  2. An official warrant of remission of penalty.
  3. The state of being forgiven.
  4. A release, by a sovereign, or officer having jurisdiction, from the penalties of an offense, being distinguished from amenesty, which is a general obliteration and canceling of a particular line of past offenses.
  5. To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; -- applied to the offender.
  6. To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses.
  7. To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
  8. To give leave (of departure) to.
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Pardon Translations

pardon in Afrikaans is vergeef, vergifnis
pardon in Dutch is vergeven, begenadigen
pardon in Finnish is antaa anteeksi
pardon in French is pardonner, pardon
pardon in German is Verzeihung
pardon in Italian is venia
pardon in Latin is omitto, venia