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Pardon

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(1):

(v. t.) To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; - applied to offenses.

(2):

(v. t.) To refrain from exacting as a penalty.

(3):

(v. t.) An official warrant of remission of penalty.

(4):

(v. t.) The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.

(5):

(v. t.) 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.

(6):

(v. t.) To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; - applied to the offender.

(7):

(v. t.) To give leave (of departure) to.

(8):

(v. t.) The state of being forgiven.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Pardon'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/p/pardon.html. 1828.

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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