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English definition of “free pardon”

free pardon

noun [C usually singular]     UK specialized (US pardon)
an occasion when someone who has committed a crime is officially forgiven: The new government is to grant a free pardon to all political prisoners. → Compare royal pardonNot punishing and reducing punishment
(Definition of free pardon noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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