Definition of pardon in English:
- The Pope is asked more and more to be more specific in his asking for pardon, for forgiveness, vis-a-vis, the Jews.
- The religion of love lives now, the Torah of forgiveness and pardon rules among the people… Now you'll see what glad tidings I will bring to you.
- I can understand the Day of Atonement, because it is a day of forgiveness and pardon and on it the second Tablets of the Law were given.
- There was public feeling that notwithstanding the granting of the pardons the conviction should be quashed.
- He could grant full or partial pardons; he could make them conditional or unconditional.
- To be sure, governors do sometimes exercise quasi-judicial functions - for example, in granting pardons to convicted offenders.
- According to Geoff Egan, a medieval finds specialist at the Museum of London, the seals were most likely attached to papal indulgences, which could be corruptly bought from the Church as a pardon for a lifetime's sins.
- An arrested Christian could receive a pardon simply by offering incense on a Roman altar, but many refused to do so, citing scripture passages urging faith in the one God.
- In medieval times a practice of dealing in pardons developed.
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- Please pardon any errors in this chapter and future ones.
- Kindly pardon our errors and shortcomings in reciting the above Gurbani.
- Is it ever possible for another person to pardon sins when the guilt remains?
- When these men appear in leet records it is often to intervene in cases to persuade bailiffs to pardon offenders.
- Pursuant to English common law, the King had flexible powers to pardon offenses either before or after indictment, conviction or sentencing.
- Eventually the defendants were released and pardoned by the state governor.
- Before the great auk became extinct in the 1840s, you could have been pardoned for making the classic mistake and supposing there were penguins in the Arctic as well as the Antarctic, the cold north as well as the cold south.
- One could be pardoned for thinking, your Honours, that in 1988 the New South Wales Parliament thought that they were getting rid of those.
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- Excuse me, sorry, excuse me, sorry, pardon!
- Claudia Kramatschek gives a very instructive insight into Pakistani literature - pardon, into Urdu, Sindhi, Pashto, Punjabi and Balochi literature.
- It's best known for its fresh seafood, but, yes, you can get French fries - pardon, pommes frites.
I beg your pardon (or North American pardon me)
- Used to express polite apology: I beg your pardon for intrudingMore example sentences
- We don't know precisely what happened - pardon me - OK, my apology.
- In need of emotional support, Aidan clung to Ellen's hand and carefully maneuvered through the sea of tables, saying, ‘Excuse me, pardon me,’ left and right.
- ‘Oops, pardon me,’ she excused herself from a conversation with Michael and Mr. Fincher and stepped outside the door.
if you'll pardon the expression
- Used to apologize for having used or being about to use coarse or offensive expressions: four of those years I spend in a bloody prison camp—if you’ll pardon the expressionMore example sentences
- Event number 4 was another text message saying that Jenny's guy had, if you'll pardon the expression, sealed the deal.
- I was chomping on metaphorical toes, if you'll pardon the expression.
- As the author explains, it is quite difficult to invest in sex through the public securities markets; most porn companies are privately held, if you'll pardon the expression.
pardon me for ——
- Used to express in a sarcastic way one’s indignation at being criticized for doing something: ‘Well, pardon me for breathing!’More example sentences
- So you'll pardon me for not buying the administration's story at this point.
- Well, pardon me for not packing a huge can of Raid, but the only other way to get rid of an insect problem is to step on 'em!
- So you'll pardon me for not taking West's feigned outrage seriously.
This comes from medieval Latin perdonare ‘concede, remit’ from per- ‘completely’ and donare ‘give’. Use of the word in I beg your pardon dates from the late 17th century; the shortened usage pardon meaning ‘excuse me’ is found from the late 19th century.
Words that rhyme with pardonBaden, Baden-Baden, Coloradan, garden, harden, lardon, Nevadan
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