Definition of Pardon. Meaning of Pardon. Synonyms of Pardon

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Definition of Pardon

Pardon
Pardon Par"don, n. [F., fr. pardonner to pardon. See Pardon, v. t.] 1. The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution. Pardon, my lord, for me and for my tidings. --Shak. But infinite in pardon was my judge. --Milton. Usage: Used in expressing courteous denial or contradiction; as, I crave your pardon; or in indicating that one has not understood another; as, I beg pardon. 2. An official warrant of remission of penalty. Sign me a present pardon for my brother. --Shak. 3. The state of being forgiven. --South. 4. (Law) 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. Syn: Forgiveness; remission. See Forgiveness.
Pardon
Pardon Pardon, remission emission Usage: Forgiveness, Pardon. Forgiveness is Anglo-Saxon, and pardon Norman French, both implying a giving back. The word pardon, being early used in our Bible, has, in religious matters, the same sense as forgiveness; but in the language of common life there is a difference between them, such as we often find between corresponding Anglo-Saxon and Norman words. Forgive points to inward feeling, and suppose alienated affection; when we ask forgiveness, we primarily seek the removal of anger. Pardon looks more to outward things or consequences, and is often applied to trifling matters, as when we beg pardon for interrupting a man, or for jostling him in a crowd. The civil magistrate also grants a pardon, and not forgiveness. The two words are, therefore, very clearly distinguished from each other in most cases which relate to the common concerns of life. Forgiver For*giv"er, n. One who forgives. --Johnson.

Meaning of Pardon from wikipedia

- A pardon is a government decision to allow a person to be relieved of some or all of the legal consequences resulting from a criminal conviction. A pardon...
- The pardon of Richard Nixon (formally known as Proclamation 4311) was a presidential proclamation issued by President of the United States Gerald Ford...
- A federal pardon in the United States is the action of the President of the United States that completely sets aside the punishment for a federal crime...
- The Pardon is a 2013 drama film directed by Tom Anton. Filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana, it stars Jaime King as Toni Jo Henry, a woman who overcomes a tragic...
- (since carried on by all of Bush's successors) for the president to issue a "pardon" to the turkey, sparing the turkey's life. It's a tradition that the turkeys...
- partial list of people pardoned or granted clemency by the President of the United States. The plenary power to grant a pardon or a reprieve is granted...
- Pardon My Take (abbreviated "PMT") is a comedic sports podcast released three times a w**** by Barstool Sports. It is hosted by Dan Katz, known as "Big...
- On August 25, 2017, President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio for criminal contempt of court, a misdemeanor. Arpaio had been convicted of the crime two...
- President Bill Clinton was criticized for some of his pardons and acts of executive clemency. Pardoning or commuting sentences is a power granted by the U...
- A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime. Pardon may also refer to: Pardon (name), a list of people with the surname or given name Pardon (ceremony), a...
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