Origin of condonationClassical Latin condonatio from past participle of condone
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.
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.
- It also formerly enjoyed certain spiritual powers for the reduction of the obligations imposed by Fabric pious legacies and foundations, the objects of which, for of St want of funds or any other reason, could not be fully carried out, and for the condonation of past omission of such obligations, e.g.