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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pardon \Par"don\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pardoned (p[aum]r"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. [1913 Webster] In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant. --2 Kings v. 18. [1913 Webster] I pray you, pardon me; pray heartily, pardon me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses. [1913 Webster] I pray thee, pardon my sin. --1 Sam. xv. 25. [1913 Webster] Apollo, pardon My great profaneness 'gainst thine oracle! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To refrain from exacting as a penalty. [1913 Webster] I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To give leave (of departure) to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Even now about it! I will pardon you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster +PJC] Syn: To forgive; absolve; excuse; overlook; remit; acquit. See Excuse. [1913 Webster]




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