Definitions of 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 refrain from exacting as a penalty.
  6. To give leave ( of departure) to.
  7. To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; - applied to the offender.
  8. To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; - applied to offenses.
  9. To free from penalty; to forgive; over look; excuse.
  10. To forgive: to remit the penalty of.
  11. To forgive; remit the penalty of.
  12. To remit the penalty of; forego; forgive; excuse.
  13. accept an excuse for; " Please excuse my dirty hands"
  14. grant a pardon to; " Ford pardoned Nixon"; " The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
  15. To forgive; to remit, as a penalty; to excuse, as for a fault.
  16. To grant forgiveness of; to remit; to excuse; to forgive.
  17. the formal act of liberating someone
  18. Forgiveness; release from punishment; an official act setting one free from penalty.
  19. Pardoner.
  20. Forgiveness: remission of a penalty or punishment.
  21. Forgiveness; remission of penalty.
  22. Remission of penalty incurred.
  23. Courteous forbearance.
  24. Forgiveness; remission of a penalty.
  25. Forgiveness; remission of a penalty or punishment; a warrant of forgiveness or of exemption from punishment.