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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] A fraud which he had either concocted or condoned. --W. Black. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]




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