1. [ verb ] grant a pardon to

"Ford pardoned Nixon" "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"

Related terms: forgive assoil amnesty law excuser pardoner
2. [ verb ] accept an excuse for
Synonyms: excuse

"Please excuse my dirty hands"

Related terms: forgive forgiveness
3. [ noun ] the act of excusing a mistake or offense
Synonyms: forgiveness
Related terms: kindness condonation exculpation excuse
4. [ noun ] (law,writing) a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
Synonyms: amnesty
Related terms: warrant law
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19507
6. [ noun ] (law) the formal act of liberating someone
Synonyms: free_pardon amnesty
Related terms: clemency law
Similar spelling:   pardoner