: an act of officially saying that someone who was judged to be guilty of a crime will be allowed to go free and will not be punished
: forgiveness for something
: to officially say that someone who is guilty of a crime will be allowed to go free and will not be punished
: to say that someone should not be blamed for thinking, doing, or saying something
: to officially say that a person, country, etc., does not have to pay (a debt)
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