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Noun: pardon  paa(r)-d(u)n
  1. The act of excusing a mistake or offence
    - forgiveness
  2. (law) a warrant granting release from punishment for an offence
    - amnesty
  3. (law) the formal act of liberating someone
    - amnesty, free pardon
Verb: pardon  paa(r)-d(u)n
  1. Stop blaming or grant forgiveness
    - forgive
  2. Accept an excuse for
    "Please pardon my dirty hands";
    - excuse
  3. (law) grant a pardon to
    "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
Interjection: pardon  paa(r)-d(u)n
  1. Indicates incomprehension, a request to repeat for clarification
    - eh [informal], huh [informal], what [informal], excuse me, come again [informal], sorry, I beg your pardon

Derived forms: pardoning, pardoned, pardons

Type of: benignity, clemency, concede, grant, kindness, mercifulness, mercy, warrant, yield

Encyclopedia: Pardon, Indemnity and Oblivion Act