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Definition 1: the act of excusing a mistake or offense - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pardon in the sense of this definition

(pardon is a kind of ...) a kind act

(... is a kind of pardon ) a pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred

(... is a kind of pardon ) the act of freeing from guilt or blame

Definition 2: the formal act of liberating someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pardon in the sense of this definition

(pardon is a kind of ...) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

"he threw himself on the mercy of the court"

(pardon belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for pardon in the sense of this definition

(pardon is a kind of ...) a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts

(pardon belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: grant a pardon to - [verb of communication]

Samples where pardon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Ford pardoned Nixon
  • The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President

(pardon is a kind of ...) stop blaming or grant forgiveness

"I forgave him his infidelity" "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

(... is a kind of pardon ) grant a pardon to (a group of people)

(pardon belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 5: accept an excuse for - [verb of communication]

Samples where pardon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please excuse my dirty hands

Synonyms for pardon in the sense of this definition

(pardon is a kind of ...) stop blaming or grant forgiveness

"I forgave him his infidelity" "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

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