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Etymology

From Old French pardonner.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pardon

Plural
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  1. Forgiveness for an offence.
    • 1748: Samuel Richardson, Clarissa
      a step, that could not be taken with the least hope of ever obtaining pardon from or reconciliation with any of my friends;
  2. (law) An order that releases a convicted criminal without further punishment, prevents future punishment, or (in some jurisdictions) removes an offence from a person's criminal record, as if it had never been committed.
    • 1974: President Gerald Ford, Proclamation 4311
      I... have granted and by these presents do grant a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States ...

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Verb

Infinitive
to pardon

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pardon (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To forgive.
    • 1599: William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
      O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
    • 1815: Jane Austen, Emma
      I hope you will not find he has outstepped the truth more than may be pardoned, in consideration of the motive.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To grant an official pardon for a crime.

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Interjection

pardon?

  1. Often used when someone does not understand what another person says.
    Pardon?, What did you say?, Can you say that again?

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Derived terms


French

Etymology

Deverbal of pardonner.

Pronunciation

Interjection

pardon

  1. excuse me
  2. sorry

Noun

pardon m.

  1. pardon, forgiveness

Swedish

Noun

pardon

  1. mercy

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