Definitions English

  • To release (a person) from punishment; exempt from penalty: a convicted criminal who was pardoned by the governor.
  • To let (an offense) pass without punishment.
  • To make courteous allowance for; excuse: Pardon me, I'm in a hurry. See Synonyms at forgive.
  • The act of pardoning.
  • Law Exemption of a convicted person from the penalties of an offense or crime by the power of the executor of the laws.
  • Law An official document or warrant declaring such an exemption.
  • Allowance or forgiveness for an offense or a discourtesy: begged the host's pardon for leaving early.
  • Roman Catholic Church An indulgence.