- The definition of condonation is the act of forgiving, excusing or overlooking a wrong-doing.
An example of a condonation is one person forgiving another for lying to them.
condonation definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
the act of condoning, esp. of implying forgiveness by overlooking an offense
Origin: Classical Latin condonatio ; from past participle of condone
condonation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The act of condoning, especially the implied forgiveness of an offense by ignoring it.
condonation - Legal Definition
- The forgiveness, purposeful disregard, or tacit approval by a victim of another’s illegal or objectionable act, especially by treating the other person as if nothing happened.
- In family law, an act (especially participation in sexual relations) indicating forgiveness by one spouse of the other spouse’s improper conduct (such as adultery) when that wrongful conduct is a potential ground for divorce. In some states, condonation is an affirmative defense in a divorce action if the act asserted as grounds for the divorce is the act that was condoned, the act was not repeated after the condonation, and the spouse who acted wrongfully does not deny conjugal rights to the other spouse. See also connivance.