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English definition of “pardon”

pardon

noun [C]     /ˈpɑː.dən/ US  /ˈpɑːr-/
an occasion when someone who has committed a crime is officially forgiven: He had actively sought a pardon from the president.Not punishing and reducing punishment
(Definition of pardon noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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