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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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