the act of excusing a mistake or offense
a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
amnesty, pardon, free pardon(verb)
the formal act of liberating someone
accept an excuse for
"Please excuse my dirty hands"
grant a pardon to
"Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To pardon is to let pass, as a fault or sin, without resentment, blame, or punishment. Forgive has reference to feelings, pardon to consequences; hence, the executive may pardon, but has nothing to do officially with forgiving. Personal injury may be forgiven by the person wronged; thus, God at once forgives and pardons; the pardoned sinner is exempt from punishment; the forgiven sinner is restored to the divine favor. To pardon is the act of a superior, implying the right to punish; to forgive is the privilege of the humblest person who has been wronged or offended. In law, to remit the whole penalty is equivalent to pardoning the offender; but a part of a penalty may be remitted and the remainder inflicted, as where the penalty includes both fine and imprisonment. To condone is to put aside a recognized offense by some act which restores the offender to forfeited right or privilege, and is the act of a private individual, without legal formalities. To excuse is to overlook some slight offense, error, or breach of etiquette; pardon is often used by courtesy in nearly the same sense. A person may speak of excusing or forgiving himself, but not of pardoning himself. Compare ABSOLVE; PARDON, n.
Acquittal is a release from a charge, after trial, as not guilty. Pardon is a removal of penalty from one who has been adjudged guilty. Acquittal is by the decision of a court, commonly of a jury; pardon is the act of the executive. An innocent man may demand acquittal, and need not plead for pardon. Pardon supposes an offense; yet, as our laws stand, to grant a pardon is sometimes the only way to release one who has been wrongly convicted. Oblivion, from the Latin, signifies overlooking and virtually forgetting an offense, so that the offender stands before the law in all respects as if it had never been committed. Amnesty brings the same idea through the Greek. Pardon affects individuals; amnesty and oblivion are said of great numbers. Pardon is oftenest applied to the ordinary administration of law; amnesty, to national and military affairs. An amnesty is issued after war, insurrection, or rebellion; it is often granted by "an act of oblivion," and includes a full pardon of all offenders who come within its provisions. Absolution is a religious word (compare synonyms for ABSOLVE). Remission is a discharge from penalty; as, the remission of a fine.
A pardon to or for the offenders; for all offenses; the pardon of offenders or offenses.
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How to use pardon in a sentence?
I have been asked about pardons by lawyers and the press and I have said the President is not going talk about pardons now, what I am saying is that I never offered anyone a pardon. Not him( Michael Cohens), not( Paul) Manafort, not( Roger) Stone, not( George) Papadopoulos, not John Smith. I gave a uniform answer, the same to everyone -- the President will not consider a pardon now.
140 million Joe Exotic fans had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. We are as disappointed that [Trump] did not sign Joe’s Pardon, as we were confident [Tuesday] that he would. It is only because of you 140 million fans that Joe’s Pardon was even a possibility. Since his trial, the evidence has made it clear that Joe is not guilty but, rather, he is a victim of the persons he trusted most.
I am going to ask all of those people to recommend to me -- because that's what they're protesting -- people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system, and I understand that. And I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated -- friends of theirs or people that they know about -- and I'm going to take a look at those applications. And if I find, and my committee finds that they are unfairly treated, then we will pardon them or at least let them out.
A pardon based on a miscarriage of justice, a separation met with an eventual embrace, we have got much to do, many more injustices to fight.
Today, we are thankful that Governor Northam granted Matthew Rushin's pardon in an expeditious manner, this is the first step in proving that Matthew Rushin did not have malicious intent.
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- إبراء, عفا, غفر, إعفاء, عفو, صفح, عذرArabic
- indultar, perdó, indult, perdonarCatalan, Valencian
- vergeben, begnadigen, Vergebung, verzeihen, Verzeihung, BegnadigungGerman
- συχώρεση, αμνηστεία, χάρη, συγγνώμηGreek
- perdonar, indulto, indultar, perdónSpanish
- armahtaa, anteeksianto, armahdusFinnish
- gracier, grâce, pardon, pardonnerFrench
- mathScottish Gaelic
- bocsánat, kegyelemHungarian
- 許す, 恩赦, 勘弁, 赦免, 容赦, 許しJapanese
- murunga, muruMāori
- benådning, benåde, tilgivelse, tilgiNorwegian
- absolvição, absolver, indulto, indultar, perdão, perdoarPortuguese
- прощение, прощать, простить, помилование, помиловатьRussian
- förlåta, benådning, benådan, benådaSwedish
- tha thứVietnamese
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