Definition of pardon:
- 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.
- An official warrant of remission of penalty.
- The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.
- The state of being forgiven.
- To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; - applied to the offender.
- To give leave ( of departure) to.
- To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
- To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; - applied to offenses.
rationalize, free pardon, grace, explain, excuse, forgive and forget, punishment, justify, beg off, condemnation, indulgence, let off, set free, apologise, rationalise, remission, leniency, freeing, forgiveness, amnesty.
- forgiveness (part of speech: noun)
- dismissal (part of speech: noun)
- vindicate (part of speech: verb)
- vindication (part of speech: noun)
- dismiss (part of speech: verb)
- forgive (part of speech: verb)
- acquit (part of speech: verb)
- "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.
- "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.
- "Maximina", Armando Palacio Valdés.