See also: Pardon and pardön

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English pardonen, from Old French pardoner (modern French pardonner), from Vulgar Latin *perdonare, from per- + donare, a loan-translation of a Germanic word represented by Frankish *firgeban (to forgive, give up completely), from *fir- + *geban. Akin to Old High German fargeban, firgeban (to forgive), Old English forġiefan (to forgive). More at forgive.

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pardon (countable and uncountable, plural pardons)

  1. Forgiveness for an offence.
  2. (law) 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.
    • 1974: President Gerald Ford, Proclamation 4311
      I [] have granted and by these presents do grant a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States []
    • 2001, Olson, Barbara, “The Final Frenzy: Finishing Touches on the Legend”, in The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House[1] (Politics/Current Affairs), Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, →ISBN, LCCN 2001048327, OCLC 658234525, page 7:
      But the president's most irreversible, almost God-like power is the authority granted to him under Article II, Section 2, of the United States Constitution, "to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses Against the United States. . . ."
      The power is absolute-even a serial killer could be pardoned-and utterly unreviewable. It cannot be rescinded by the next president. The president may grant a pardon before a trial, after a trial, or without a trial. Once granted, a pardon can never be taken away.

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pardon (third-person singular simple present pardons, present participle pardoning, simple past and past participle pardoned)

  1. (transitive) To forgive (a person).
  2. (transitive) To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
  3. (transitive, law) To grant an official pardon for a crime.

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pardon?

  1. Often used when someone does not understand what another person says.

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CzechEdit

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pardon

  1. sorry, I'm sorry, I beg your pardon, I apologize

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  • pardon in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pardon in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French pardon.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɑrˈdɔn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: par‧don
  • Rhymes: -ɔn

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pardon

  1. I'm sorry, pardon

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  • Negerhollands: pardon, bardon
  • Saramaccan: padón

NounEdit

pardon n (plural pardons)

  1. (law) pardon, clemency

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Deverbal from pardonner.

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pardon

  1. excuse me
  2. sorry

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pardon m (plural pardons)

  1. pardon, forgiveness

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pardon.

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pardon

  1. pardon!, pardon me!, excuse me!, I beg your pardon!, sorry!

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French pardon.

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pardon m inan

  1. (dated) pardon, forgiveness
    Synonyms: przebaczenie, wybaczenie

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adjective
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noun
verb

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pardon

  1. (colloquial) sorry, excuse me, I beg your pardon
    Synonym: przepraszam

Further readingEdit

  • pardon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • pardon in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pardon.

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pardon

  1. pardon!, pardon me!, excuse me!, I beg your pardon!, sorry!

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pardon n (uncountable)

  1. (dated) pardon, pardoning, forgiveness, excuse

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pardon c

  1. (usually negated) mercy
    utan pardonwithout mercy

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish پاردون(pardon), from French pardon.

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pardon

  1. pardon!, pardon me!, excuse me!, I beg your pardon!, sorry!