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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

It is not good for us to trust in our merits, in our virtues or our righteousness; but only in God's free pardon, as given us through faith in Jesus Christ.
John Wycliffe

If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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 I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.
William Wallace
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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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