pardon for

pardon (one) for (something)

1. To forgive or excuse one for committing some crime, wrong, or faux pas. I know that Mr. Reginald will be willing to pardon you for your theft if you return the stolen goods at once and offer a sincere, heartfelt apology. Can you ever pardon me for behaving so boorishly?
2. To issue a formal pardon that overturns one's conviction and releases one from prison. The governor pardoned several people for their wrongful convictions.
3. An angry, exasperated response to a criticism or rebuke that one feels is unwarranted or unjustified. (Any gerund verb that approximately means "living" can be used after "for.") A: "Would you please just sit down and stop trying to help? You're only getting in my way!" B: "Well, pardon me for breathing!" Pardon me for living—I was just suggesting you ask for directions!
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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.
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According to the sources, the families of the five convicted Rangers personnel had approached the prison officials to seek pardon for the convicts.
The country's snail-paced judicial process could dash hopes of an early presidential pardon for the policemen accused of killing Albuera, Leyte, Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
A presidential pardon for those young so-called "dreamers" who have received temporary legal status through Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also referred to as DACA, has been supported by Congressional Democrats who think it could help, but the White House has signaled there is little chance it'll happen.
In another step, the Government is also announcing that it will introduce a new statutory pardon for the living in cases where offences have been successfully deleted through the disregard process.
A pardon for the living will also be introduced, but only for those whose convictions have been already deleted.
I offered the leaders a solution to the crisis, a pardon for all the cases against both the government and the opposition which is allowed by both the law and the Constitution.
Although the presidential pardon for 100 prisoners was issued five days earlier, seven pardoned prisoners remain behind bars, as their release is controlled by prison authorities, affiliated with the Interior Ministry.
21) Title 8 of the United States Code, section 1227 is the current statute that establishes the category of deportable aliens who are subject to removal from the United States, and outlines waivers of removability for non-citizens who have received a full and unconditional pardon for specific offenses.
According to the same statement, the terms of implementation of the pardon mechanism will be shortly improved through the multiplication of listening sessions of detainees before granting them pardon and the implementation of the mechanism of conditional pardon for crimes causing harm to people.
His Majesty has issued a Royal pardon for the second time this year.
A possible humanitarian pardon for convicted ex-President Alberto Fujimori was receiving extensive news coverage as were allegations that former President Alan Garcia (1985-1990, 2006-2011) pardoned convicted drug traffickers.
Angel Marin granted a pardon for the probation period and the remainder of the jail term of Euroroma Chair Tsvetelin Kanchev despite the unanimous disapproval of the eight-member Pardon Committee.
7) If a governor, however, issues a full and unconditional pardon for the underlying (state) crime, deportation can no longer occur.
The last Perry pardon came in March of this year, when he issued a posthumous pardon for Timothy Cole, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and died while serving time in prison.
The petitioner had requested the court to halt the possibility of a pardon for Aasia by President Zardari.