pardon for

pardon someone for something

1. to excuse someone for doing something. Will you please pardon me for what I did? I can't pardon her for that.
2. to excuse and release a convicted criminal. The governor pardoned Max for his crime. The governor did not pardon any drug dealers for their crimes.
See also: pardon
References in classic literature ?
I will pick the glove up; but, certes, I shall abide what I have done unless he first crave my pardon for what he hath said and done.
Does this gentleman crave my pardon for having used me despitefully?
My ears may be somewhat dulled by the water, and perchance what has been said has escaped me, but I have not yet heard this gentleman crave pardon for the insults which he put upon me in the hall.
So I must go and ask pardon for your fault, must I?
Irwine, begged pardon for troubling him at that hour, but had something particular on his mind.
But I trust that, in the worst case, we may obtain a pardon for the sake of the innocent who are involved.
On the staircase he met the pretty SOUBRETTE, who brushed gently against him as she passed, and then, blushing to the eyes, asked his pardon for having touched him in a voice so sweet that the pardon was granted instantly.
There also is speculation that Bush might issue a blanket pardon for CIA agents who could face criminal charges for engaging in or approving the torture of suspected terrorists.
All the members of the New Mexico State Legislature signed a petition to President Hoover for a pardon for Fall.
Synopsis: As the political debate heats up on the issue of a possible presidential pardon for former vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a Gallup Poll review indicates that the American public has generally been opposed to high-profile presidential pardons in the recent past.
Now a group of MPs is calling for a royal pardon for suffragettes.
Three former White House aides rejected allegations that money had anything to do with Mr Clinton's last-minute pardon for Marc Rich.
But a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: "The Government decided it could not make a blanket pardon for all those who were shot in World War I.
Yes, the prophets of old had asked God's pardon for the nation's sins.
a self-described lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, sought a pardon for many years.