pardon, general


pardon, general
n.
A pardon issued to a group of people who have all committed the same offense, usually political; see also amnesty

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  • Pardon — Par don (p[aum]r d n), n. [F., fr. pardonner to pardon. See {Pardon}, v. t.] 1. The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution. [1913 Webster] Pardon, my lord, for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pardon# — pardon n Pardon, amnesty, absolution in their legal and ecclesiastical senses mean a remission of penalty or punishment. Pardon, which is the comprehensive term, is often ambiguous; it denotes a release not from guilt but from the penalty imposed …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Pardon — (frz., spr. óng), Verzeihung, Begnadigung, bes. Schonung des Lebens eines im Kampfe besiegten Gegners; General P., allgemeine Begnadigung; pardonieren, verzeihen, begnadigen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • general amnesty — pardon granted by a government to a group of offenders (especially political offenders) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • pardon — An executive action that mitigates or sets aside punishment for a crime. An act of grace from governing power which mitigates the punishment the law demands for the offense and restores the rights and privileges forfeited on account of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Général Pinochet — Augusto Pinochet Augusto Pinochet 30e Président de la République du Chili …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pardon — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ conditional ▪ general ▪ The king issued a general pardon to all those involved in the rebellion. ▪ free (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary


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