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free pardon

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Definition of free pardon in English:

noun

British
An unconditional remission of the legal consequences of an offence or conviction: he was given a free pardon
More example sentences
  • There are free pardons, there are conditional pardons, there is the remission of sentence, there are a range of options.
  • He was also aware that a £350 reward had been offered and possibly a free pardon to any one giving evidence leading to the conviction of the murderers of William Lilley.
  • The Home Secretary argued that free pardons were granted only when the moral and technical innocence of the convicted person could be clearly established.

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