Synonyms for pardon
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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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the act of excusing a mistake or offense
a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
amnesty, pardon, free pardonverb
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"
if you couldn't get any thing spoken by someone you could use once please pardon meSubmitted by rinat on September 3, 2019
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I did everything I could [ to convince Bush to pardon him ]. Without question, Scooter Libby was the most tense element of the relationship between Dick Cheney and Vice President Mike Pence.The President, i still want to see a pardon, that's the only thing that I think is justified by the circumstances... It's a travesty. ...
I have never discussed a pardon, the only person that I have advocated a pardon for, as we have discussed previously, is a posthumous pardon for Marcus Garvey.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it.
Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.
Translations for pardon
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- عذر, إبراء, غفر, صفح, عفا, إعفاء, عفوArabic
- indult, perdó, perdonar, indultarCatalan, Valencian
- vergeben, Vergebung, verzeihen, Verzeihung, Begnadigung, begnadigenGerman
- συχώρεση, συγγνώμη, αμνηστεία, χάρηGreek
- perdón, indultar, indulto, perdonarSpanish
- armahdus, armahtaa, anteeksiantoFinnish
- pardon, grâce, gracier, pardonnerFrench
- mathScottish Gaelic
- kegyelem, bocsánatHungarian
- 恩赦, 許す, 容赦, 勘弁, 赦免, 許しJapanese
- murunga, muruMāori
- tilgi, benådning, benåde, tilgivelseNorwegian
- indulto, perdoar, absolvição, perdão, absolver, indultarPortuguese
- помиловать, помилование, прощать, прощение, проститьRussian
- benådan, benådning, benåda, förlåtaSwedish
- tha thứVietnamese
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