pardon (Meaning)

Wordnet

pardon (n)

the act of excusing a mistake or offense

a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

the formal act of liberating someone

Wordnet

pardon (v)

accept an excuse for

grant a pardon to

Webster

pardon (v. t.)

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

An official warrant of remission of penalty.

The state of being forgiven.

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.

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

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

To refrain from exacting as a penalty.

To give leave (of departure) to.

pardon Sentence Examples

  1. I beg your pardon, but I didn't understand your question.
  2. The President pardoned the convicted criminal, citing humanitarian reasons.
  3. I must pardon my tardiness due to unforeseen traffic delays.
  4. The jury found the defendant not guilty, to the court's pardon.
  5. The prisoner pleaded for clemency, hoping to receive a pardon from the governor.
  6. The teacher pardoned the student's late assignment due to extenuating circumstances.
  7. I offer my sincere pardons for any offense I may have caused.
  8. The king granted a royal pardon to the rebellious group.
  9. The law provides for the possibility of pardons to be issued by the President.
  10. The witness asked for a moment to compose himself before answering the question, to which the judge granted a pardon.

FAQs About the word pardon

the act of excusing a mistake or offense, a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense, the formal act of liberating someone, accept an excuse for,

forgiveness, amnesty, immunity,absolution, remission, parole, exemption, vindication, impunity, condonation

retribution, conviction, conviction, penalty, retribution, sentence, sentence, penalty,punishment, punishment

I beg your pardon, but I didn't understand your question.

The President pardoned the convicted criminal, citing humanitarian reasons.

I must pardon my tardiness due to unforeseen traffic delays.

The jury found the defendant not guilty, to the court's pardon.