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English definition of “pardon”

pardon

verb [T]    /ˈpɑr·dən/
to forgive someone for something: Satellite radio is about to – pardon the expression (= forgive me for using this phrase) – go into orbit . If someone who has committed a crime is pardoned, the person is officially forgiven and punishment is stopped : He was convicted of murder , but was later pardoned by the governor .
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