What does pardon mean?

Definitions for pardon
ˈpɑr dnpar·don

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pardon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgiveness, pardon(noun)

    the act of excusing a mistake or offense

  2. pardon, amnesty(noun)

    a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

  3. amnesty, pardon, free pardon(verb)

    the formal act of liberating someone

  4. excuse, pardon(verb)

    accept an excuse for

    "Please excuse my dirty hands"

  5. pardon(verb)

    grant a pardon to

    "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"

Wiktionary

  1. pardon(Noun)

    Forgiveness for an offence.

    Etymology: pardonen from pardoner from *, from per- + donare, a loan-translation of a word represented by *, from fir- + geban. Akin to fargeban, firgeban, forgiefan. More at forgive.

  2. pardon(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: pardonen from pardoner from *, from per- + donare, a loan-translation of a word represented by *, from fir- + geban. Akin to fargeban, firgeban, forgiefan. More at forgive.

  3. pardon(Verb)

    To forgive.

    Etymology: pardonen from pardoner from *, from per- + donare, a loan-translation of a word represented by *, from fir- + geban. Akin to fargeban, firgeban, forgiefan. More at forgive.

  4. pardon(Verb)

    To grant an official pardon for a crime; unguilt.

    Etymology: pardonen from pardoner from *, from per- + donare, a loan-translation of a word represented by *, from fir- + geban. Akin to fargeban, firgeban, forgiefan. More at forgive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pardon(verb)

    the act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution

  2. Pardon(verb)

    an official warrant of remission of penalty

  3. Pardon(verb)

    the state of being forgiven

  4. Pardon(verb)

    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. Pardon(verb)

    to absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; -- applied to the offender

  6. Pardon(verb)

    to remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses

  7. Pardon(verb)

    to refrain from exacting as a penalty

  8. Pardon(verb)

    to give leave (of departure) to

Freebase

  1. Pardon

    A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime and the cancellation of the relevant penalty; it is usually granted by a head of state or by acts of a parliament or a religious authority. Clemency means the forgiveness of a crime or the cancellation of the penalty associated with it. It is a general concept that encompasses several related procedures: pardoning, commutation, remission and reprieves. Commutation or remission is the lessening of a penalty without forgiveness for the crime; the beneficiary is still considered guilty of the offense. A reprieve is the temporary postponement of punishment, often with a view to a pardon or other review of the sentence. Today, pardons are granted in many countries when individuals have demonstrated that they have fulfilled their debt to society, or are otherwise considered to be deserving. Pardons are sometimes offered to persons who are wrongfully convicted or claim they have been wrongfully convicted. Some believe accepting such a pardon implicitly constitutes an admission of guilt as a pardon does not set aside the conviction, so in some cases the offer is refused. Cases of wrongful conviction are nowadays more often dealt with by appeal than by pardon however, a pardon is sometimes offered when innocence is undisputed to avoid the costs of a retrial. Clemency plays a very important role when capital punishment is applied.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pardon

    pär′don, v.t. to forgive, said either of an offender or of a crime: to pass by without punishment or blame: to set free from punishment: to let off without doing something.—n. forgiveness, either of an offender or of his offence: remission of a penalty or punishment: a warrant declaring a pardon: a papal indulgence.—adj. Par′donable, that may be pardoned: excusable.—n. Par′donableness.—adv. Par′donably.—n. Par′doner, one who pardons: formerly, one licensed to sell papal indulgences.—p.adj. Par′doning, disposed to pardon: forgiving: exercising the right or power to pardon: conferring authority to grant pardon.—Pardon me, excuse me—used in apology and to soften a contradiction. [Fr. pardonner—Low L. perdonāre—L. per, through, away, donāre, to give.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pardon

    The gazetted amnesty or remission of penalty for deserters who return to their duty; the same as act of grace.

Editors Contribution

  1. pardon

    The act of to forgive.

    The Presidential pardon was just for these gentlemen as they were reflecting the collective at that time.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pardon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #726

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pardon' in Nouns Frequency: #2090

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How to say pardon in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pardon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pardon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pardon in a Sentence

  1. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    We are certain that there is forgiveness, because there is a Gospel, and the very essence of the Gospel lies in the proclamation of the pardon of sin.

  2. Harry Litman:

    The complication of the past 24 hours with the Paul Manafort plea agreement having imploded almost sets the table with a circumstantial case of obstruction, any pardon now would look like a reward to Paul Manafort for an extraordinary kind of double-cross of the prosecutor here both promising to be truthful and not being so, then funneling information to Donald Trump -- which I can not tell you how extraordinary it is.

  3. Sherrod Brown:

    But it's alright for mine workers to jack them around. Pardon my language, we’re not leaving.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Chaque numéro ou de la matière a une option ou plutôt vous avez une option. Oui! vous me avez bien entendu. Vous pouvez choisir la vie ou la mort, le succès ou l'échec, de la richesse ou de la pauvreté, l'excellence ou la médiocrité, la grâce ou la disgrâce, le pardon ou unforgivingness, la justice ou l'injustice, la cupidité ou de contentement, de la moralité ou de l'immoralité, de patience ou d'impatience, la gloire ou l'obscurité, la paix ou la guerre, la sagesse ou folie, force ou faiblesse, la connaissance ou de l'ignorance, de la compréhension ou l'incompréhension, le respect ou manque de respect, d'alphabétisation ou l'analphabétisme, la bonté ou unkindess, l'unité ou la désunion, l'espoir ou de désespoir, de la construction ou de la destruction, le salut ou la damnation, l'encouragement ou de découragement, la grandeur ou la banalité, la solidité ou la matité, l'enfer ou le paradis, la lumière ou les ténèbres, Dieu ou Satan, augmentation ou diminution, appréciation ou la dépréciation, de gratitude ou de l'ingratitude, l'humilité ou la fierté, la loyauté ou de déloyauté, la douceur ou ungentleness, l'amour ou la haine, la fidélité ou infidélité, la générosité ou l'avarice, la fidélité ou l'infidélité, l'honnêteté ou la malhonnêteté, de courage ou de lâcheté, le bonheur ou le malheur, la compassion ou la cruauté, la piété ou de l'impiété, la justice ou l'injustice. Cependant, toutes les illustrations ci-dessus montre évidemment que, vous avez la volonté de choisir soit positif ou l'aspect négatif de chaque problème ou la question dans la vie. Ainsi, le monde est dans votre huître dire que vous êtes en mesure de choisir ou de profiter d'un large éventail de possibilités et options. Mais, je vous exhorte, comme d'habitude. Dare de choisir l'aspect positif de tout plutôt que l'aspect négatif de lui. Même si/quand vous êtes dans le dilemme.

  5. President Trump:

    Today I've issued an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, posthumously, to John Arthur' Jack' Johnson... The first African-American heavyweight champion of the world, a truly great fighter. Had a tough life.

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