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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·don /ˈpɑrdṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·don n.
 1. The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.
    Pardon, my lord, for me and for my tidings.   --Shak.
    But infinite in pardon was my judge.   --Milton.
 Usage: Used in expressing courteous denial or contradiction; as, I beg your pardon; or in indicating that one has not understood another; as, I beg pardon; or pardon me?.
 2. An official warrant of remission of penalty.
    Sign me a present pardon for my brother.   --Shak.
 3. The state of being forgiven.
 4. Law A release, by a sovereign, or officer having jurisdiction, from the penalties of an offense, being distinguished from amnesty, which is a general obliteration and canceling of a particular line of past offenses.
 Syn: -- Forgiveness; remission. See Forgiveness.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·don, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pardoned p. pr. & vb. n. Pardoning.]
 1. To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; -- applied to the offender.
    In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant.   --2 Kings v. 18.
    I pray you, pardon me; pray heartily, pardon me.   --Shak.
 2. To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses.
    I pray thee, pardon my sin.   --1 Sam. xv. 25.
 Apollo, pardon
 My great profaneness 'gainst thine oracle!   --Shak.
 3. To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
    I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it.   --Shak.
 4. To give leave (of departure) to. [Obs.]
    Even now about it! I will pardon you.   --Shak.
 Pardon me, forgive me; excuse me; -- a phrase used also to express courteous denial or contradiction, or to request forgiveness for a mild transgression, such as bumping a person while passing.
 Syn: -- To forgive; absolve; excuse; overlook; remit; acquit. See Excuse.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of excusing a mistake or offense [syn: forgiveness]
      2: a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
         [syn: amnesty]
      3: the formal act of liberating someone [syn: amnesty, free
      v 1: accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands" [syn: excuse]
      2: grant a pardon to; "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving
         turkey was pardoned by the President"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the forgiveness of sins granted freely (Isa. 43:25), readily
    (Neh. 9:17; Ps. 86:5), abundantly (Isa. 55:7; Rom. 5:20). Pardon
    is an act of a sovereign, in pure sovereignty, granting simply a
    remission of the penalty due to sin, but securing neither honour
    nor reward to the pardoned. Justification (q.v.), on the other
    hand, is the act of a judge, and not of a sovereign, and
    includes pardon and, at the same time, a title to all the
    rewards and blessings promised in the covenant of life.