pardon - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈpɑː(r)d(ə)n/
singularpardon
pluralpardons
  1. an official decision to forgive someone for committing a crime and to free them from prison
    grant (someone) a pardon:

    Her supporters maintained that she should be granted a pardon.

    seek/obtain a pardon:

    His lawyers have been seeking a pardon on his behalf from the government.

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