To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude.
The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.
An official warrant of remission of penalty.
A release, by a sovereign, or officer having jurisdiction, from the penalties of an offense, being distinguished from amnesty, which is a general obliteration and canceling of a particular line of past offenses.
To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; -- applied to the offender.
To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses.
To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
An act by the Governor and Cabinet sifting as the Executive Clemency Board that releases a subject from punishment and forgives guilt.
officially sealing a criminal record. This applies to the adult system only - youth records are automatically sealed after you are crime-free for a certain period of time
A "pardon" exempts the recipient from the punishment assessed against him/her by a court. "Commutation" means the change of punishment assessed to a less severe one. The power to grant a pardon or commute a sentence is vested in the governor on the signed recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
An order by the president or a governor to release a person who has been accused of or found guilty of a crime.
An act of grace from a governing power that releases an inmate from the legal penalties of an offense and, in some cases, allows for him/her to be released from prison. In 2003, Governor Ryan pardoned four inmates on Death Row, whom he determined to be innocent.
A form of clemency, granted by the executive branch.
An act of grace by the chief executive of a state or country that releases a convicted person from punishment imposed by a court sentence.
the act of excusing a mistake or offense
a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
accept an excuse for; "Please excuse my dirty hands"
grant a pardon to; "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
a complete absolution of guilt for a crime that also releases the prisoner from the penalty for the crime
a formal attempt to remove the stigma of a criminal record for people who, having a conviction, have satisfied the sentence and remained crime free
an act of forgiveness and is granted only in exceptional cases
an act on the part of a state's governor that exempts a defendant from punishment that has been assessed by a trial court
a release from the punishment or legal consequences of a crime, by the President (in a federal case) or governor (in a State case)
An act by the governor or president that forgives all or part of a prisoner's sentence.
a form of clemency, granted by the governor.
Being forgiven for an offence. A free pardon meant the convict would receive no punishment. A conditional pardon meant the convict would receive a lesser punishment. For example, sometimes those pardoned from the death sentence were transported instead.
an exemption from a conviction for a criminal offence resulting in the person no longer having a criminal record of the offence committed. The National Parole Board may grant a pardon to anyone who has served his/her sentence and demonstrated that he/she is a responsible citizen. Usually a waiting period is required before being eligible for a pardon;
A form of executive clemency preventing criminal prosecution or removing or extinguishing a criminal conviction.
Legal release from the punishment of a crime
A person may apply for a pardon from a summary offence conviction after three years while the waiting period to apply to apply for a pardon from an indictable offence is five years. Applications are made to the National Parole Board.
An act of grace from governing power which mitigates punishment and restores rights and privileges forfeited on account of the offense.
The act or an instance of officially nullifying punishment or other legal consequences of a crime. A pardon is usually granted by a governor or the President.
Form of clemency releasing one from the penalties of a criminal conviction.
An act of grace from government responsible for the execution of laws which gives an individual either a free or a conditional exemption from the legal consequences of his crime.
To release (a person) from punishment; exempt from penalty.
A pardon is a government decision to allow a person who has been convicted of a crime, to be free and absolved of that conviction, as if never convicted. Typically used to remove a criminal record against a good citizen for a small crime that may have been committed during adolescence or young adulthood. The procedures vary from one state to another, but the request for a pardon usually involves a lengthy period of time of impeccable behavior and a reference check. Generally speaking, the more serious the crime, the longer the time requirement for excellent behavior. In the USA, the power to pardon for federal offenses belongs to the President.
A formal recognition that a person, who was convicted of a criminal offence and has completed a sentence, has demonstrated law-abiding behavior in the community over a period of time.
To dream that you are endeavoring to gain pardon for an offense which you never committed, denotes that you will be troubled, and seemingly with cause, over your affairs, but it will finally appear that it was for your advancement. If offense was committed, you will realize embarrassment in affairs. To receive pardon, you will prosper after a series of misfortunes. See kindred words.
legal forgiveness for a crime. Governors can issue pardons for state crimes, and the President can issue pardons for federal crimes.
Relief from the legal consequences of a crime. May also mean excusing or forgiving a conviction.
An act of grace from governing power that reduces the punishment for an offense.
An adult can apply to have his or her adult record sealed after he or she is crime-free for a certain period of time. Youth records are automatically sealed after the crime-free period of time.