condonation

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

Definition of condonation

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

First Known Use of condonation

1625

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condonation

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

legal Definition of condonation

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

Origin and Etymology of condonation

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


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