presidential/royal pardon


: a pardon from a president or a king or queen

Examples of presidential/royal pardon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last month, when Mr. Fateel left prison — riding a bus filled with inmates freed by a surprise royal pardon — the Nidal who greeted him was a teenager. Vivian Nereim, New York Times, 5 May 2024 According to the White House Historical Association, George Washington issued the first presidential pardon — which releases someone from punishment and restores all their civil liberties — in 1795. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 He was granted a partial royal pardon in September by King Maha Vajiralongkorn that saw his sentence being commuted to just one year. TIME, 13 Feb. 2024 Novak's presidential pardon reportedly came in April 2023 ahead of a visit to Hungary by Pope Francis. Christian Edwards, CNN, 17 Feb. 2024 Just over a week later, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn reduced Thaksin’s prison sentence from eight years to one after the billionaire submitted a request for a royal pardon. Helen Regan, CNN, 13 Feb. 2024 The 70-year-old has exhausted all appeals and only a royal pardon could quash the conviction. Philip Heijmans,, 10 Jan. 2024 Najib’s lawyers formally requested a royal pardon from the king in 2022. Philip Heijmans,, 10 Jan. 2024 He was released in December that year under a royal pardon, but the confinement shook him. Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023

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