Pardon

Par"don

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pardoned (pr"d'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Pardoning.] [Either fr. pardon, n., or from F. pardonner, LL. perdonare; L. per through, thoroughly, perfectly + donare to give, to present. See Par-, and Donation.] 1. To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; -- applied to the offender.
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In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant.
2 Kings v. 18.
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I pray you, pardon me; pray heartily, pardon me.
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2. To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses.
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I pray thee, pardon my sin.
1 Sam. xv. 25.
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Apollo, pardon
My great profaneness 'gainst thine oracle!
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3. To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
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I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it.
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4. To give leave (of departure) to. [Obs.]
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Even now about it! I will pardon you.
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Pardon me, forgive me; excuse me; -- a phrase used also to express courteous denial or contradiction, or to request forgiveness for a mild transgression, such as bumping a person while passing.
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Syn. -- To forgive; absolve; excuse; overlook; remit; acquit. See Excuse.
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