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pardon

3 noun
     
Related topics: Government, Law
pardon3 [countable]
1SCLPG an official order allowing someone who has been found guilty of a crime to go free without being punished
grant/give somebody a pardon
Tyler was convicted but was granted a royal pardon (=one given by a king or queen).
2

ask/beg somebody's pardon (for something)

old-fashioned to ask someone to forgive you:
Walter begged her pardon for all the pain he had caused her.

➔ I beg your pardon

at beg (4)

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