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Definition of Pardon

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.

Pardon Quotations

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Voltaire

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.
Voltaire

I remember in 'Law of Desire,' where I played a homosexual, that people were more upset that I kissed a man on the mouth than I killed a man. It's interesting to see how people can pardon you for murdering a man, but they can't pardon you for kissing one.
Antonio Banderas

If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon.
Johannes Brahms

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
Douglas Horton
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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
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