Definition of pardon :
1. 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.
2. An official warrant of remission of penalty.
3. The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.
4. The state of being forgiven.
5. To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; - applied to the offender.
6. To give leave ( of departure) to.
7. To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
8. To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; - applied to offenses.
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)
- Was- pardon me- was your father himself at the time? - "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.
- I beg your pardon, Mr. Mate, for not recognising you sooner. - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.
- You will pardon me, will you not, lovely Maximina? - "Maximina", Armando Palacio ValdÃ©s.