Associations to the word «Pardon»

Wiktionary

PARDON, noun. Forgiveness for an offence.
PARDON, noun. (legal) An order that releases a convicted criminal without further punishment, prevents future punishment, or (in some jurisdictions) removes an offence from a person's criminal record, as if it had never been committed.
PARDON, verb. (transitive) To forgive.
PARDON, verb. (transitive) To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
PARDON, verb. (transitive) (legal) To grant an official pardon for a crime; unguilt.
PARDON, interjection. Often used when someone does not understand what another person says.
PARDON MY FRENCH, verb. (idiomatic) To excuse the speaker's swearing or bad language.

Dictionary definition

PARDON, noun. The act of excusing a mistake or offense.
PARDON, noun. A warrant granting release from punishment for an offense.
PARDON, noun. The formal act of liberating someone.
PARDON, verb. Accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands".
PARDON, verb. Grant a pardon to; "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President".

Wise words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb