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The action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offence
“He asked God's pardon for his sins.”
A cancellation of the legal consequences of an offence or conviction
“The death penalty may only be imposed for the most serious crimes with sentenced persons enjoying the right to seek a pardon or other commutation of the sentence.”
To dismiss as of little importance
“Five successive British governments have rejected appeals to pardon the soldiers and the Ministry of Defence refuses to re-open the court martial files, even on the youngest troops.”
To cease to have feelings of anger or bitterness toward
“However, that may be a little conservative - if you'll pardon the pun.”
Often used when someone does not understand what another person says
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