pardon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pardun, pardoun, from parduner Date: 14th century 1. indulgence 1 2. the excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty 3. a. a release from the legal penalties of an offense b. an official warrant of remission of penalty 4. excuse or forgiveness for a fault, offense, or discourtesy <
I beg your pardon
>
II. transitive verb (pardoned; pardoning) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French parduner, from Late Latin perdonare to grant freely, from Latin per- thoroughly + donare to give — more at parboil, donation Date: 15th century 1. a. to absolve from the consequences of a fault or crime b. to allow (an offense) to pass without punishment ; forgive c. to relieve of a penalty improperly assessed 2. tolerate Synonyms: see excuse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
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  • pardon — par·don n 1: a release from the legal penalties of an offense 2: an official warrant of remission of penalty as an act of clemency compare commute 3: excuse or forgiveness for a fault or offense pardon vt …   Law dictionary

  • pardon — PARDÓN interj., s.n. 1. interj. Iertaţi mă! scuzaţi! ♦ (Ca protest) Ba nu (e aşa)! să avem iertare! 2. s.n. (înv.) Absolvire, scutire (de o pedeapsă sau de o obligaţie); iertare: scuză. – Din germ. Pardon, fr. pardon. Trimis de valeriu,… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pardon — Par don (p[aum]r d n), 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. [1913 Webster] Pardon, my lord, for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pardon — (französisch für „Vergebung“, „Verzeihung“) bezeichnet: im militärischen Sprachgebrauch die Schonung des Lebens des Gegners, siehe Pardon (Militärjargon) eine satirische Zeitschrift, siehe pardon (Zeitschrift) eine in der Bretagne verbreitete… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pardon# — pardon n Pardon, amnesty, absolution in their legal and ecclesiastical senses mean a remission of penalty or punishment. Pardon, which is the comprehensive term, is often ambiguous; it denotes a release not from guilt but from the penalty imposed …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Pardon — Smn erw. obs. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. pardon m., einer postverbalen Ableitung von frz. pardonner verzeihen , dieses aus spl. perdonare vergeben (eigentlich gänzlich schenken ), zu l. dōnāre geben, schenken und l. per , zu l. dōnum …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • pardon — Pardon, Pax, Venia, Remissio, Gratia, Ignoscentia. Demander pardon, Sacrificare, Veniam petere, vel poscere. Demander pardon à son pere, Petere gratiam a patre. Bailler pardon, Veniam tribuere, vel dare. Meritant pardon, Ignoscibilis. De qui on… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Pardon — Nom assez répandu dans la région lyonnaise et en Bourgogne. Diminutifs : Pardonneau, Pardonnet. Formes flamandes : Pardoen, Pardoens. Peut désigner celui qui est allé en croisade ou en pèlerinage (l un des sens de pardon au moyen âge), mais il y… …   Noms de famille

  • pardon — [pärd′ n] vt. [ME pardonen < OFr pardoner < LL perdonare < L per , through, quite (see PER ) + donare, to give: see DATE1] 1. to release (a person) from further punishment for a crime 2. to cancel or not exact penalty for (an offense);… …   English World dictionary

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