Condone

Con*done"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condoned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Condoning.] [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.] 1. To pardon; to forgive.
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A fraud which he had either concocted or condoned.
W. Black.
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It would have been magnanimous in the men then in power to have overlooked all these things, and, condoning the politics, to have rewarded the poetry of Burns.
J. C. Shairp.


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2. (Law) To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; -- said of either the husband or the wife.
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