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free pardon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
free pardonˌfree ˈpardon noun [countable] British English law  SCLthe official act of forgiving someone for a crime
Examples from the Corpus
free pardonNoah Claypole was given a free pardon for telling the police about Fagin.We gave her a free pardon, though, and she lives there freely, as merry as the rest of us.So why was a free pardon not granted?A free pardon should only be granted if moral as well as technical innocence can be established.
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