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condonation

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noun con·do·na·tion \ˌkän-də-ˈnā-shən, -dō-\

Definition of condonation

  1. :  implied pardon of an offense by treating the offender as if it had not been committed



1625

First Known Use of condonation

1625


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condonation

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noun con·do·na·tion \ˌkän-də-ˈnā-shən\

Legal Definition of condonation

  1. :  voluntary overlooking or pardon of an offense; specifically :  express or implied and usu. conditional forgiveness of a spouse's marital wrong (as adultery or cruelty)



Origin of condonation

Medieval Latin condonatio remission, pardon, from Latin condonare to give away, absolve


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