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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pardon  \Par"don\,  n.  [F.,  fr  pardonner  to  pardon.  See  {Pardon}, 
  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  pardoning;  forgiveness,  as  of  an  offender,  or 
  of  an  offense;  release  from  penalty;  remission  of 
  punishment;  absolution. 
  Pardon,  my  lord,  for  me  and  for  my  tidings.  --Shak. 
  But  infinite  in  pardon  was  my  judge.  --Milton. 
  Usage:  Used  in  expressing  courteous  denial  or  contradiction; 
  as  I  crave  your  pardon;  or  in  indicating  that  one  has 
  not  understood  another;  as  I  beg  pardon. 
  2.  An  official  warrant  of  remission  of  penalty. 
  Sign  me  a  present  pardon  for  my  brother.  --Shak. 
  3.  The  state  of  being  forgiven.  --South. 
  4.  (Law)  A  release,  by  a  sovereign,  or  officer  having 
  jurisdiction,  from  the  penalties  of  an  offense,  being 
  distinguished  from  amenesty,  which  is  a  general 
  obliteration  and  canceling  of  a  particular  line  of  past 
  Syn:  Forgiveness;  remission.  See  {Forgiveness}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pardon  \Par"don\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pardoned};  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 
  1.  To  absolve  from  the  consequences  of  a  fault  or  the 
  punishment  of  crime;  to  free  from  penalty;  --  applied  to 
  the  offender. 
  In  this  thing  the  Lord  pardon  thy  servant.  --2  Kings 
  v.  18. 
  I  pray  you  pardon  me  pray  heartily,  pardom  me 
  2.  To  remit  the  penalty  of  to  suffer  to  pass  without 
  punishment;  to  forgive;  --  applied  to  offenses. 
  I  pray  thee,  pardon  my  sin.  --1  S??.  xv 
  Apollo,  pardon  My  great  profaneness  'gainst  thine 
  oracle  ?  --Shak. 
  3.  To  refrain  from  exacting  as  a  penalty. 
  I  pardon  thee  thy  life  before  thou  ask  it  --Shak. 
  4.  To  give  leave  (of  departure)  to  [Obs.] 
  Even  now  about  it!  I  will  pardon  you  --Shak. 
  {Pardon  me},  forgive  me  excuse  me  --  a  phrase  used  also  to 
  express  courteous  denial  or  contradiction. 
  Syn:  To  forgive;  absolve;  excuse;  overlook;  remit;  acquit. 
  See  {Excuse}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pardon  \Pardon\,  remission  \remission\ 
  Usage:  {Forgiveness},  {Pardon}.  Forgiveness  is  Anglo-Saxon, 
  and  pardon  Norman  French,  both  implying  a  giving  back 
  The  word  pardon,  being  early  used  in  our  Bible,  has 
  in  religious  matters,  the  same  sense  as  forgiveness; 
  but  in  the  language  of  common  life  there  is  a 
  difference  between  them  such  as  we  often  find  between 
  corresponding  Anglo-Saxon  and  Norman  words  Forgive 
  points  to  inward  feeling,  and  suppose  alienated 
  affection;  when  we  ask  forgiveness,  we  primarily  seek 
  the  removal  of  anger.  Pardon  looks  more  to  outward 
  things  or  consequences,  and  is  often  applied  to 
  trifling  matters,  as  when  we  beg  pardon  for 
  interrupting  a  man,  or  for  jostling  him  in  a  crowd. 
  The  civil  magistrate  also  grants  a  pardon,  and  not 
  forgiveness.  The  two  words  are  therefore,  very 
  clearly  distinguished  from  each  other  in  most  cases 
  which  relate  to  the  common  concerns  of  life.  Forgiver 
  \For*giv"er\,  n. 
  One  who  forgives.  --Johnson. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  excusing  a  mistake  or  offense  [syn:  {forgiveness}] 
  2:  a  warrant  granting  release  from  punishment  for  an  offense 
  [syn:  {amnesty}] 
  3:  the  formal  act  of  liberating  someone  [syn:  {amnesty},  {free 
  v  1:  accept  an  excuse  for  "Please  excuse  my  dirty  hands"  [syn:  {excuse}] 
  2:  grant  a  pardon  to  "Ford  pardoned  Nixon";  "The  Thanksgiving 
  turkey  was  pardoned  by  the  President" 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  forgiveness  of  sins  granted  freely  (Isa.  43:25),  readily 
  (Neh.  9:17;  Ps  86:5),  abundantly  (Isa.  55:7;  Rom.  5:20).  Pardon 
  is  an  act  of  a  sovereign,  in  pure  sovereignty,  granting  simply  a 
  remission  of  the  penalty  due  to  sin,  but  securing  neither  honour 
  nor  reward  to  the  pardoned.  Justification  (q.v.),  on  the  other 
  hand,  is  the  act  of  a  judge,  and  not  of  a  sovereign,  and 
  includes  pardon  and  at  the  same  time,  a  title  to  all  the 
  rewards  and  blessings  promised  in  the  covenant  of  life. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PARDON,  v.  To  remit  a  penalty  and  restore  to  the  life  of  crime.  To 
  add  to  the  lure  of  crime  the  temptation  of  ingratitude. 

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