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pardon

 noun: Types of punishment topic
(British English free pardon) (law) [countable] an official decision not to punish somebody for a crime, or to say that somebody is not guilty of a crime to ask/grant/receive a pardon a royal/presidential pardon (North American English) The Pardon Board has no power to stop execution.

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