A request to a speaker to repeat something because one did not hear or understand it
“Pardon?” I said, cupping a hand to my ear
Forgive or excuse (a person, error, or offense)
I know Catherine will pardon me
Release (an offender) from the legal consequences of an offense or conviction, and often implicitly from blame
he was pardoned for his treason
Used to indicate that the actions or thoughts of someone are justified or understandable given the circumstances
one can be pardoned the suspicion that some of his errors were deliberate
The action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense
he obtained pardon for his sins
A remission of the legal consequences of an offense or conviction
he offered a full pardon to five convicted men
An indulgence, as widely sold in medieval Europe
excuse: accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands"
forgiveness: the act of excusing a mistake or offense
a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
grant a pardon to; "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
amnesty: the formal act of liberating someone
A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it. It is granted by a head of state, such as a monarch or president, or by a competent church authority. ...
A Pardon is a typically Breton form of pilgrimage and one of the most traditional demonstrations of popular Catholicism in Brittany. ...
In the common law, the peremptory pleas (pleas in bar), are pleas that set out special reasons for which a trial cannot go ahead. They are the plea of autrefois convict, the plea of autrefois acquit, and the plea of pardon.
The Pardon is a 2008 drama film, directed by Tom Anton. Filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana, it stars Jaime King as Toni Jo Henry, a woman who overcomes a tragic beginning only to be executed for murder.
Forgiveness for an offence; 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; To forgive; To grant an official pardon for a crime ...
(PARDONS) Another term for papal indulgences. See discussion under pardoner.
A form of executive clemency preventing criminal prosecution or removing or extinguishing a criminal conviction.
To dream that you are endeavoring to gain pardon for an offense which you never committed, denotes that you will be troubled, and seemingly with cause, over your affairs, but it will finally appear that it was for your advancement. ...
When the chief executive of a state or country releases a convicted person from the punishment given him or her by a court sentence.
An act by the Governor and Cabinet sifting as the Executive Clemency Board that releases a subject from punishment and forgives guilt.
Being forgiven for an offence. A free pardon meant the convict would receive no punishment. A conditional pardon meant the convict would receive a lesser punishment. For example, those pardoned from the death sentence were sometimes transported instead.
A form of executive clemency which absolves an individual from the legal consequences of their crime and conviction. There are several categories of pardons, including full pardons, conditional pardons, and pardons based on innocence.
A release or permanent reprieve from legal penalties or punishments.
A formal recognition that a person, who was convicted of a criminal offence and has completed a sentence, has demonstrated law-abiding behavior in the community over a period of time.
a declaration of record that an individual is to be relieved of all legal consequences of a prior conviction.
a form of clemency, granted by the governor.
An official release from responsibility and consequences for a crime, usually only granted by the chief executive of a government.
An act releasing someone from the penalty for wrong-doing. Death is the appropriate penalty for sin but God pardons believers from that penalty because Christ died for them.
Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution says that the President "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment." A pardon is a legal release from the penalty or punishment of a violation of the law. ...