- Pardon is defined as a mild apology or asking someone to repeat what they just said.
An example of pardon is saying you're sorry for bumping into someone, "Pardon me."An example of pardon is asking someone to repeat, "Pardon me?"
- The definition of a pardon is an official document freeing someone from additional punishment for a crime committed.
An example of a pardon is President Ford releasing former President Nixon from penalty for his participation in the Watergate scandal.
- Pardon is defined as to excuse or forgive for a minor offense.
An example of to pardon is telling someone it's okay after they bump into you.
pardon definition by Webster's New World
- to release (a person) from further punishment for a crime
- to cancel or not exact penalty for (an offense); forgive
- to excuse or forgive (a person) for some minor fault, discourtesy, etc.
- to overlook (a discourtesy, etc.)
Origin: Middle English pardonen ; from Old French pardoner ; from Late Latin perdonare ; from Classical Latin per-, through, quite (see per-) plush donare, to give: see date
- a pardoning or being pardoned; forgiveness
- an official document granting a pardon
Origin: ME < OFr
- pardon me: a mild apology
- please repeat what you have said: a request for information or clarification, often with the rising intonation of a question
pardon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb par·doned, par·don·ing, par·dons
- To release (a person) from punishment; exempt from penalty: a convicted criminal who was pardoned by the governor.
- To let (an offense) pass without punishment.
- To make courteous allowance for; excuse: Pardon me, I'm in a hurry. See Synonyms at forgive.
- The act of pardoning.
- Law a. Exemption of a convicted person from the penalties of an offense or crime by the power of the executor of the laws.b. An official document or warrant declaring such an exemption.
- Allowance or forgiveness for an offense or a discourtesy: begged the host's pardon for leaving early.
- Roman Catholic Church An indulgence.
Origin: Middle English pardonen, from Old French pardoner, from Vulgar Latin *perdōnāre, to give wholeheartedly : Latin per-, intensive pref.; see per- + Latin dōnāre, to present, forgive (from dōnum, gift; see dō- in Indo-European roots).
- parˈdon·a·ble adjective
- parˈdon·a·ble·ness noun
- parˈdon·a·bly adverb
pardon - Legal Definition
pardon - Phrases/Idioms
I beg your pardon!